John William (Jack) LEININGER


LEININGER, John William

Service Number: 2109
Enlisted: 18 April 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Newtown, Inner West, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 16 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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World War 1 Service

18 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2109, 4th Infantry Battalion
16 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2109, 4th Infantry Battalion
16 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2109, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Karoola, Sydney
3 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 4th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Peter Rankin

He enlisted and served under the alias of  John William Allen

Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

2109 Corporal John William Leininger. "Jack" enlisted under the name of John Allen (because of his German surname). He joined the Battalion at Gallipoli on 4 August 1915. He was wounded at Lone Pine on the 10 August and transferred to Egypt on the 18 August. He rejoined the Battalion at Gallipoli on the 7 December. On 3 March 1916 Jack was promoted to Lance-Corporal at Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt. He was promoted to Corporal 3 August 1916 in France. Jack was killed in action on 16 August 1916 at Pozieres and is buried between somewhere between Pozieres and Mouquet Farm.