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Charles Clive LEONARD

Regimental number61
Place of birthWaratah Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMagnet, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, C E Leonard, Magnet, Tasmania
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, Army Medical Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 16 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919

Military Medal

'On the 7th June, 1917, south of MESSINES, for magnificent conduct and dvotion to duty whilst carrying out the duties of a stretcher bearer. He carried wounded during the entire operation extending from 3 a.m. on the 7th to 7 a.m. on the 9th. The greatest part of his work was carried out under heavy hostile fire, and heacquitted himself admirably, setting a fine example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 July 1956
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery

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