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Joseph Henry LEACH

Regimental number938
Date of birth11 February 1894
Place of birthLiverpool, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPassifield Street, Liverpool, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.6
Height5' 10"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Leach, Passifield Street, Liverpool, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Discharge date15 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wahehe', 10 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 15 July 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No N40011.
Date of death31 January 1954
Age at death49
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEACH Joseph Henry

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