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Leonard Henry PARHAM

Regimental number2722
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressShipsters Road, Kensington Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emmie Parham, Shipsters Road, Kensington Park, South Australia
Previous military service79th Senior Caders (12 months)
Enlistment date21 April 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 October 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Emmie Helen PARHAM
Discharge date17 October 1916
Other details

War service: Gallipoli, Egypt, England.

Taken on strength of 10th Bn, Mudros, 25 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Field Ambulance, 'B' Section, Serapeum, 28 February 1916 (epilepsy), and transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Serapeum, the same day; discharged, and rejoin unit, 7 March 1916.

Evacuated to hospital, 13 March 1916; admitted to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 15 March 1916 (epilepsy); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 16 March 1916; to Overseas Base, Giza, 6 April 1916 (laryngitis); discharged to duty, 8 April 1916 (gastritis).

Marched into 3rd Training Bde, Tel el Kebir, 18 April 1916.

Admitted to General Hospital, Devonport, England, 12 June 1916; discharged to Tidworth, 21 June 1916.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 7 September 1916, from 3rd Training Bn.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 September 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Ajana', 17 October 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 8 December 1916; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit: epilepsy), 17 January 1917.

Total war service: 1 year 272 days (of which 1 year 102 days was abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 October 1928
Age at death31
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, PARHAM Leonard Henry

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