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Joseph LEDDY

Regimental number874
Date of birth--/04/1892
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway employee
Address205 Trafalgar Square, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinT Leddy, 104 Rountry Street, Liverpool, England
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name13th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF45
Promotion date: 8 February 1917


Unit: INF45
Promotion date: 21 June 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For gallantry on the night of 6-7 August 1915.'
Recommendation date: 24 June 1916

FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919

Military Medal

'For gallantry displayed on the night of 6th/7th August, 1915, when Platoon Sergeant of "A" Company, 13th Battalion, A.I.F. During the night advance of the 4th Brigade on that date the platoon, which Sergeant LEDDY was Platoon Sergeant, was ordered to clear a hill of snipers who were retarding the advance. Considerable opposition was encountered and the Platoon Commander was severely wounded. Sergeant LEDDY displayed exceptional bravery and skill in handling his men and successfully cleared the hill.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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