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William Ernest Raymond LEANE

Regimental number374
Place of birthPt Lincoln South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationPlumber
Address158 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Leane, 158 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date26 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
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 RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Family/military connectionsFather: 373 WO1 Ernest Albert LEANE, Australian Army Ordnance Corps, returned to Australia, 17 March 1920; Brother: Corporal Arnold Harry LEANE, 27th Bn, killed in action, 5 November 1916; Uncles: [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.
Other details

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

Date of death24 August 1964
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery

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