Walter Clarence LEESON


LEESON, Walter Clarence

Service Number: 2837
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: St George, Queensland, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: St George, Balonne Shire, Queensland
Schooling: St George, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of wounds, France, 3 June 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
Memorials: 42nd Infantry Battalion AIF Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2837, 42nd Infantry Battalion
23 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2837, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Cecily Wilson

Walter was a country boy,  the son of Thomas and Ellen Leeson of St George Qld..

Walter was always remembered and never forgotten by his parents and family.

Walter came from a family of great horsemen and later the Leeson family lived and worked around the Warwick Qld area..

There is a  beautiful monument on the banks of the Balonne river, at his home town  St George Qld with Walters name on it.

RIP Walter. We are so proud of you. Sadly missed by all the family.

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