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Louis Leon LENAY

Place of birthBowral, New South Wales
SchoolMeckering State School, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMachine expert
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs LeNay, Meckering PO, Meckering, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name11th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 30 July 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706, 25 May 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 24 October 1918.
Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

FateKilled in Action 10 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No. 4), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
63
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Louis and Esther LE NAY; husband of Kathleen LE NAY, The Grange, Marmion Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4158 Pte Raymond LE NAY, 28th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 September 1919.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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