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Edward Arthur LEA

Regimental number6269
Date of birth18 August 1896
Place of birthMuswellbrook, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressBurwood Road, Concord, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4.5"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinFather, A. R Lea, Florence, Burwood Road, Concord, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 May 1916
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1918
Discharge date24 November 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 16 September 1917(shell wound, right arm).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 16 March 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 24 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No N108113.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEA Edward Arthur

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