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Regimental number728
Place of birthGympie, Queensland
Addressc/- Mrs Hurdsfield, corner of James and Harcourt Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 10"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Kate Leishman, Landsborough, Queensland
Previous military serviceNew South Wales Imperial Bushmen; Scottish Horse Scouts
Enlistment date14 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 December 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 25 November 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery, (Plot 1, Row G, Grave 4), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 16 October 1915.

To be Sergeant, 24 November 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 November 1915; buried, 25 November 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEISHMAN Robert

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