Robert LEISHMAN

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LEISHMAN, Robert

Service Number: 728
Enlisted: 10 December 1914, Enlisted at Brisbane
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Gympie, Queensland, 1880
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Lineman
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 November 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 1, Row G, Grave 4
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 728, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Brisbane
9 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 728, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
9 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 728, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Itria, Brisbane
16 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 5th Light Horse Regiment, In the field
24 Nov 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 5th Light Horse Regiment, In the field
25 Nov 1915: Involvement Sergeant, SN 728, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Leishman of Rockhampton, QLD

Husband of Catherine (Kate) Leishman of New Farm, Brisbane  QLD. Catherine later re-married and was known as Catherine Hall and was residing Milson's Point, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Had previously served in the New South Wales Imperial Bushman and the Scottish Horse Scouts