|Place of birth||Sydney New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Ormiston, Kirribilli Point, North Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, T J Lea, Ormiston, Kirribilli Point, North Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||17th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked from Australia, 12 May 1915.
Proceeded from Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.
Evacuated from Gallipoli on HS 'Gloucester Castle, to Malta, 1 October 1915 (dysentery), and admitted to St George's Hospital. Transferred to England on board 'Braemer Castle', 26 October 1915; admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Fishponds, Bristol, 4 November 1915.
Taken on strength, Abbeywood, 14 April 1916. Found guilty, 19 April 1916, of being absent without leave, 7 March-5 April 1916: awarded forfeiture of 61 days' pay. Found guilty, 4 July 1916, of being absent without leave, 6 May-4 July 1916: awarded forfeiture of 60 days' pay. Admitted to Bulford General Hospital, 4 July 1916 (scabies); discharged from hospital, 1 August 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 7 October 1916. Admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 10 October 1916; transferred to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 23 November 1916; returned to duty, 9 December 1916, after 61 days' treatment for venereal disease. Rejoined 17th Bn, 23 January 1917. Found guilty, 26 June 1917, of being absent without leave, 24-25 June 1917: awarded 168 hours Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of 2 days' pay.
Moved with unit to Belgium, 3 January 1918.
Admitted to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Wisques, 20 February 1918; transferred to 39th General Hospital, Le Havre, 24 February 1918. Released to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 5 April 1918, after 45 days' treatment for venereal disease.
Transferred to England, 17 July 1918. Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918; disembarked Sydney, 9 October 1918; discharged, 4 March 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||66|