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Harry Wyborn LEAKE

Regimental number161
Date of birth28 November 1889
Place of birthYork, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, R B Leake, Kunonoppin, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Discharge date7 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 13 December 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 22 January 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 22 January 1919.

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

Also served in World War II: enlisted 18 April 1942; discharged [date unknown] as W76043 Lance Sergeant, 15th Bn, Volunteer Defence Corps.
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Wybom.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEAKE Harry Wyborn

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