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Ian Malcolm LEAPER

Regimental number5589
Place of birthIvanhoe New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineer
Address92 Park Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs D Leaper, Park Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military service21st Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Second MID recommendation dated 27 January 1919. One MID awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124, 30 October 1919.
Recommendation date: 19 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: Captain Thomas Duncan LEAPER, 6th Army Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia 15 April 1918
Other details

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

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