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William George LEED

Regimental number1719
Date of birth12 March 1886
Place of birthMorgan, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressCalifornia Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rose Amelia Leed, Mt Korong Road, California Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date28 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Discharge date8 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3168 Pte David Ray LEED, 57th Bn, killed in action, 15 July 1916.
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 20 June 1916. Admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 6 August 1916 (measles); discharged from ship's hospital. Taken on strength, 38th Bn, Larkhill, England, 25 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 September 1916. Admitted to hospital from 1st Australian Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, 15 September 1916; transferred to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 27 September 1916 (catarrh); joined 1st Australian Base Depot from hospital, 12 October 1916. Taken on strength, 6th Bn, in the field, 14 November 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 21 May 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); rejoined unit, 11 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 21 September 1917 (gun shot wound, left arm and chest); admitted to 6th Field Ambulance. Invalided to England, 30 September 1917, and admitted to 2nd Birmingham Hospital, Northfield (shrapnel wound, chest). Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 28 November 1917; discharged to No. 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 21 May 1918. Proceeded overseas to France,13 September 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 20 September 1918.

Admitted to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 December 1918 (debility); transferred to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 13 December 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 31 December 1918.

Transferred to England, 7 January 1919;marched in to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Port Denison', 25 March 1919. Admitted to hospital at sea, 28 March 1919 (condition not yet diagnosed); discharged from hospital, 31 March 1919. Admitted to hospital at sea, 27 April 1919 (hysteria); discharged from hospital, 30 April 1919. Disembarked Melbourne, 10 May 1919; discharged, 8 July 1919 (medically unfit: dilated action of the heart).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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Date of death26 February 1938
Place of burialPyramid Hill Cemetery, Victoria

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