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Phillip Samuel LEATH

Regimental number18494
Place of birthDouble Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolWest Maitland Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMessenger
Address'Woodstock', Matthew Street, Hurstville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J Leath, 'Woodstock', Matthew Street, Hurstville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service4th Battery Australian Field Artillery; Served in the Cadets.
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 25
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 11 December 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 36), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
15
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Louisa LEATH, "Woodstock", Hillcrest Avenue, Hurstville, New South Wales. Native of Double Bay
Family/military connectionsOnly brother Cpl C S Leath 35th Battalion awarded Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry in the Field.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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