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Regimental number2622
Place of birthCowleys Creek Victoria
AddressDandenong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMrs H Leitch, Scott Street, Dandenong, Victoria
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2622A
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


'Work at Villeret on 18 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 16 January 1919

Military Medal

'Work at Villeret on 18 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 18 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the period 16th/17th September, 1918, to 11th November, 1918. During the attack on VILLERET on 18th September, 1918, Sergeant LEITCH showed great coolness in the handling of his Lewis Gun and determination in controlling his Section whilst in action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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