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Leonard BAYLEY

Regimental number2800
Place of birthAlberton, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMelbourne Place, Alberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Bayley, Melbourne Place, Alberton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Leomard spelt Leonard on NR
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Maria Sarah Jane BAYLEY; Sister: Blanche Olive FRANCE. Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date4 December 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 21 September 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 October 1915.

Taken on strength of 10th Bn, Mudros, 25 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915.

Transferred to 50th Bn, 26 February 1916; taken on strength of 50th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 27 February 1916.

Found guilty, 2 March 1916, of being absent without leave from 2130 hours, 28 February 1916, until 0600 hours, 1 March 1916: awarded 3 days' confined to barracks, and forfeits 3 days' pay by Royal Warrant.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 4 September 1916; admitted to No 13 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 5 September 1916 (shrapnel wounds, face and left arm); discharged to Base Details, 16 September 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 17 September 1916.

Admitted to No 26 General Hospital, Etaples, 24 September 1916 (otitis media); marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 25 September 1916.

Proceeded to England, 23 October 1916; admitted to No 3 Western General Hospital, 24 October 1916 (double otitis); discharged to furlough, 22 November 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 8 December 1916.

Classified Permanent Base, 9 August 1917.

Classified C2, 21 August 1917.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 27 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 18 November 1917; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit: deafness, both ears), 4 December 1917.

Total war service: 2 years 180 days (of which 2 years 59 days were abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 December 1931
Age at death44
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAYLEY Leonard

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