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Ernest Albert LEANE

Regimental number373
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address158 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 8"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Leane, 158 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class 1)
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1920
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [3] Major Benjamin Bennett LEANE, 48th Bn, killed in action, 10 April 1917; Colonel Raymond Lionel LEANE, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 September 1919; Lt Colonel Allan William LEANE, 28th Bn, died of wounds, 4 January 1917; Sons: 1055 Corporal Arnold Harry LEANE, 27th Bn, killed in action, 5 November 1916; 374 Corporal William Ernest Raymond LEANE, Australian Army Ordnance Corps, effective abroad (still overseas).
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Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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