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Leonard COLK

Regimental number6000
Place of birthBranxholm, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressGladstone, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.7
Height5' 5.25"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr B Colk, Gladstone, Tasmania
Enlistment date27 April 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Discharge date31 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 21 December 1917; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left hand), 31 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLK Leonard

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