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Leopold Herbert BYRNE

Regimental number1626
Place of birthWellington, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address'Gowrie', Coonamble, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, George Byrne, Toolson Street, Coonamble, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 5 January 1916. Taken on strength, 14th Machine Gun Company, 30 August 1916.
FateKilled in Action 1 February 1917
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Age at death24
Place of burialBancourt British Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
177
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1888 Pte George Ernest BYRNE, 34th Bn, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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