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Sinclair LEITCH

Regimental number2440
Place of birthWick, Caithness, Scotland
SchoolWatten Caithness School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia17.6
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressStrath Farm, Richmond, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, D Leitch, Strathfarm, Richmond, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 November 1916
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death20.10
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. II), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Donald and Johan LEITCH, Castlereagh Road, Penrith, New South Wales. NAtive of Wick, Caithness, Scotland
Family/military connectionsElder brother Lt Donald Leitch 4th Battalion.

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