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William LEEDER

Regimental number730
Place of birthCharlton, Victoria
SchoolCharlton State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressSea Lake, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, W. Leeder, Sea Lake, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 March 1918
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death32
Place of burialCabin Hill Cemetery (Row D, Grave 6) Wytschaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Eliza LEEDER of Sea Lake, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: 5540 Private Cecil Robert ATHERTON, 21st Battalion, 15th Reinforcement. Died of wounds 21 March 1917, France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

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