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Leo Norris DAY

Regimental number3699
Place of birthGisborne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBank clerk
AddressBenalla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7.75"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinFather, George D Day, Benalla, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date28 August 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 28th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal RollArtillery Details
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Discharge date3 June 1918
Other details

Embarked Melbourne, 4 August 1917; disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 2 October 1917; marched in to Details Camp, Parkhouse, 3 October 1917.

Transferred to Artillery Details, Larkhill, 6 October 1917, and mustered as Gunner.

Found guilty, Heytesbury, 29 October 1917, of being absent without leave from 10 pm, 27 October, to 6.30 am, 28 October 1917: admonished, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Commenced return to Australia, 20 December 1917, for discharge (acute Otitis Media); disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1918; discharged. Melbourne, 3 June 1918.

Medal: British War Medal

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