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John LEAHY

Date of birth30 July 1880
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHotelkeeper
AddressAyr, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lola Vivienne Leahy, Hotel Delta, Ayr, Queensland
Previous military service27th Australian Light Horse
Enlistment date12 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name42nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
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Captain


Unit: 42nd Battlion
Promotion date: 2 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died at Stanthorpe, Queensland. One of the founders of the Country Party in Queensland.
Date of death--/09/1958
Age at death79
Place of burialCharters Towers Cemetery, Queensland
Sources'Pastoral Review', 17 October 1958, p. 1155

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