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Regimental number2936
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
SchoolPublic School, West Wallsend, New South Wales
AddressWallace Street, West Wallsend, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, A Doncaster,Wallace Street, West Wallsend, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied in 7th Canadian Hospital, Etaples France.
FateDied of wounds 29 September 1917
Place of death or woundingWounded at Ypres, Belgium.
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXVII, Row A, Grave No. 2A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Abraham and Christina DONCASTER, West Wallsend, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin to James Leekie of 34th Battalion, killed in action on the Somme about July 1917.

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