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Herbert John LEACH

Regimental number1975
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolUnley Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o E Leach, Westall Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Eli Leach, Westall Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Enlistment date7 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed for five months in Gallipoli.
FateKilled in Action 23 August 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death25
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot XII, Row J, Grave No. 7), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Eli and Dora LEACH, 5 Westall Street, Hyde Park, Adelaide

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty and consistent good work. He has taken part in many engagements, and has always shown great courage and coolness under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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