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Leonard George WINTER

Regimental number6839
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMotor engineer
AddressVirginia Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Henry Winter, Virginia Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 2 years previously in the Australian Garrison Artillery; discharged on account of asthma.
Enlistment date22 February 1915
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCleaner
Unit nameCompany 300, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/99/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 28 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Depot Unit of Supply
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Discharge date2 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, Army Service Corps, Gallipoli, 30 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 3 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 23rd Depot Unit of Supply, Tel el Kebir, 11 March 1916.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916; promotion confirmed, same day.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 JJune 1916.

Reported wounded, 1 October 1917 (anti-aircraft fire); admitted to 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Outreau, 2 October 1917 (gun shot wound, right arm); rejoined unit, in the field, 22 October 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 22 November 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 6 December 1917.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 1 May 1918.

Admitted to 8th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 18 May 1918 (mental), and reverted to rank of Corporal; transferred to England, 25 May 1918 (melancholia), and admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley; transferred to Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington, for mental observation, 2 June 1918; discharged on furlough, 5 December 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 18 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 10 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 2 May 1919.

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

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death15 December 1947
Place of burialGeelong East Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, WINTER Leonard George

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