Louis Gerald LEYLAND


LEYLAND, Louis Gerald

Service Number: 21142
Enlisted: 25 November 1915
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Barcaldine, Queensland, Australia, 27 December 1895
Home Town: Barcaldine, Barcaldine, Queensland
Schooling: Barcaldine State School, Gatton Agricultural College, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 24 April 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Frechencourt Communal Cemetery
Row D, Grave 14 Headstone Inscription "THE LORD GAVE & THE LORD HATH TAKEN AWAY"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Barcaldine War Memorial Clock Tower, Gatton Agricultural College HR
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World War 1 Service

25 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 21142, 9th Field Artillery Brigade
11 May 1916: Involvement Driver, SN 21142, 9th Field Artillery Brigade
11 May 1916: Embarked Driver, SN 21142, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
24 Apr 1918: Involvement Bombardier, SN 21142, 11th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of James and Susan LEYLAND, Barcaldine, Queensland

Our Rockhampton correspondent wires that Mr. and Mrs. J. Leyland, of Barcaldine, have been officially advised that their son, Louis, who was a bombardier, was killed in action in France. Louis was the youngest son. Two other sons, Arthur and Victor, are at the front. Arthur was reported wounded last year. Victor is in a Lewis machine gun section. Louis Leyland was only 22 years of age, and had been in France only a short time.