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Leonard PETERSON

Regimental number227
Place of birthBrighton, Victoria
SchoolState School, Brighton, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBroadmeadows PO, Broadmeadows
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMiss Isabel Drain, Broadmeadows PO, Broadmeadows
Enlistment date3 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas at Southland when torpedoed.
FateKilled in Action 25 November 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Family/military connectionsNephew: Lance Corporal Haar, killed in action 4 October 1917, Belgium.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 July 1959
Place of burialHealesville Cemetery

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