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Thomas Robertson LEISHMAN

Regimental number2000
Place of birthSouth Australia
SchoolState School and House Tution, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressNarrogin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, M W F Leishman, Linton, Highbury, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 25th Light Horse, Narrogin Western Australia
Enlistment date22 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 18 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFound with 40 others. Volunteered for the daylight under Lt F O Gage on 4th June 1917. He wrote telling me of his bravery and was hit by a shell. Only 14 escaped and unwounded of the Gallant Little Party.
FateKilled in Action 4 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death22.8
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 6), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
138
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mathew and Jessie LEISHMAN, Linton, Highbury, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin Paul Fomachon fell at Gallipoli. Many relations in the British Army - Colonel Sir William Leishman and others.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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