Cyril Edwin Halse LEY


LEY, Cyril Edwin Halse

Service Number: 6851
Enlisted: 31 August 1916, Fremantle, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Perth, Western Australia, January 1881
Home Town: York, York, Western Australia
Schooling: Fremantle High School, Western Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Bronchitis, Fargo Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, 11 February 1917
Cemetery: Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire
Durrington Cemetery (Grave No. 192), Wiltshire, Durrington Cemetery, Durrington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial, York District Honour Board, York War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6851, Fremantle, Western Australia
9 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6851, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6851, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Fremantle
11 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6851, 11th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 11th February........I thought previous posts I had made were bad days but today is worse - 6 WW1 Australian Soldiers died in England on this date in 1917....

Private Cyril Edwin Halse Ley was born at Fremantle, Western Australia in 1881 & enlisted in the A.I.F. on 28th September, 1916 as a 35 year old Business Manager from Perth, Western Australia.

Private Ley arrived in England on HMAT Argyllshire (A8) with 22nd Reinforcements of 11th Battalion on 10th January, 1917 having been admitted to Ship's Hospital in December.

Private Ley was admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, Wiltshire on 1st February, 1917 with Bronchitis (severe). He died on 11th February, 1917 from Bronchitis.

ALL SIX AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS were buried in Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire where there are a total of 141 Australian WW Soldiers.
Privates Hinchcliffe, Ley & Wheatley were buried in 15th February, 1917 & Privates Lane, McElhenney & Pantlin were buried on 16th February. His full story can be found here....


Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Edwina nd Ellen LEY