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Leonard Charles BEGGS

Regimental number1007
Place of birthLismore New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Meerschaum Vale, New South Wales
AddressMeerchaum Vale via Wardell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, William Beggs, Rousmill via Lismore, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Date of death4 October 1917
Age at death23.11
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNine Elms British Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 1), Poperinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr W. and Mrs E.F. BEGGS, Mullumbimby, New South Wales. Native of Rousmill, Richmond River, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: Henry MARRISH, killed in action, France
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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