Leo George CASEY

CASEY, Leo George

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 23 September 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gympie, Queensland, Australia, 16 March 1894
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: State Public Servant
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 16 May 1961, aged 67 years
Cemetery: Lutwyche Cemetery
ANZAC Portion 9, Section 8, Grave Nr 49
Memorials: Department of Public Lands, Brisbane
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World War 1 Service

23 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, Brisbane, Queensland
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
10 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Shell wound (head, jaw, hands, both legs and back)
5 Oct 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Enlisted 26/9/14. Commissioned into the AIF on the 23rd September 1914 after having served in the Senior Cadets and Citizen Forces as a Colour Sergeant and 2nd Lieutenant since July 1911 - Promoted to Lieutenant from 25/3/15. Wounded in Action 10/5/15 Gallipoli - bomb blast with wounds to head, jam, hand, both legs and back. - 37 wounds all up

To hospital at Alexandria, then London sailed to Australia on 7/11/15.

Served with the 15th Battalion - Refer photo ID Number A03576 - Group portrait of Officers of the 15th Battalion 1914 taken at

Broadmeadows Victoria

Lt. Leo George Casey