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Thomas Duncan LEAPER

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanical engineer
Address92 Park Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Donaldena Leaper, 92 Park Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date20 October 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 18
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 5 April 1917

Mention in Despatches


Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 23 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as Forward Observing Officer. He carried out his work with great coolness and courage and under very heavy fire. He has on several previous occasions done fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 74
Date: 11 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: Gunner Ian Malcolm LEAPER, Regimental No. 5589, 6th Army Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia 31 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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