|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Bridge Hotel, Echuca, Victoria|
|School||Essendon Grammar School; University of Melbourne (night lectures in the Faculty of Engineering)|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||99 Eglinton Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||34|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Maud Leitch, 10 Isabella Street, Malvern, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Machine Gun Company 10, Reinforcement 7|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||24/15/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)|
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||Returned to Australia per SS 'Devon', December 1919|
|Family/military connections||Cousins: 38362 Driver John Stanley LEITCH, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 8 July 1919; 4165 Pte Peter LEITCH, 25th Bn, killed in action, 14 November 1916.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 19 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 25 April 1917. Marched in to No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 26 April 1917. Marched out to Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 5 May 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 26 June 1917; taken on strength, 13th Machine Gun Company, 2 October 1917.
Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 March 1918 (trench feet); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 12 March 1918; rejoined unit, 18 March 1918.
Unit designation changed to 4th Machine Gun Bn, 1 April 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 23 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 10 September 1918. On leave to Brussels, 9 January 1919; rejoined unit, 20 January 1919. On leave to Paris, 26 March 1919; rejoined unit, 16 April 1919.
Granted leave from 16 June to 16 September 1919 with pay and subsistence, and fees of 3 pounds, to attending Apex School of Motoring, 586 Cromwell Road, Glasgow.
Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board SS 'Devon', 8 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 November 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 4 January 1920.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Patho Cemetery, Victoria|
|Sources||'A Family of Farmers: A History of the Leitch Family 1836-1989', chapter 7|