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Valentine Hastings Thomas LEIGHTON

Regimental number1857
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressLeongatha PO, Leongatha, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William Leighton, Leongatha PO, Leongatha, Victoria
Enlistment date23 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2181 Pte Arthur Phillip LEIGHTON, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 8 May 1919; 1856 Lance Corporal George Edward LEIGHTON, 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, returned to Australia, 12 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 2047 VHT LEIGHTON.

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