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Regimental number686
Place of birthCooktown, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCharlotte Street, Cooktown, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Esther Margaret Lakeland, Charlotte Street, Cooktown, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date23 December 1916
Place of enlistmentCairns, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll686B
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 August 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Fate incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as 'Killed in action, 23 July 1918'.
Discharge date23 September 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 3 August 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wounds, both thighs), Brisbane, 23 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 August 1966
Place of burialCairns Civil Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAKELAND Leo Percy

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