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George LEADER

Regimental number6839
Date of birth3 September 1878
Place of birthLondon, England
True NameLEADER, George Stephen
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPaddington, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emily Leader, 228 Oxford Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the British Army; time expired.
Enlistment date5 January 1917
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date2 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 4 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: effort syndrome, chronic bronchitis), Sydney, 2 November 1919.

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

Death attributed to War Service.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 869 George LEADER for first period of service.
Date of death5 February 1933
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEADER George

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