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Leo George CASEY

Other trainingPassed Sydney University Junior Examination, 1909; State Public Service Examination, Professional Division
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationState Public servant
AddressFernberg Road, Rosalie, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.6
Height6' 0"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Casey, Fernberg Road, Rosalie, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months as Colour Sergeant, Junior Cadets, July 1911-June 1912; 12 months as 2nd Lt, July 1912-June 1913; 2nd Lt, Citizen Military Forces, July 1914 - ; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name15th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia
Discharge date5 October 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted Lieutenant, 25 March 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 10 May 1915 (shell wounds, head, jaws, hands, both legs, back: serious.

Admitted to Deaconess hospital, Alexandria, 19 May 1915.

Embarked Alexandria for England, 23 July 1915; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 3 August 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Runic' (gun shot wound, elbow: unfit for Home Service), 7 November 1915; appointment terminated (discharged), 5 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 May 1961

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