Leo Francis HOLLYWOOD

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HOLLYWOOD, Leo Francis

Service Numbers: 2685, 2685B
Enlisted: 28 July 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 17 April 1898
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: St Thomas RC School, Goodwood
Occupation: Driver
Died: Died of wounds, France, 24 July 1916, aged 18 years
Cemetery: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

28 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2685, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2685, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2685, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2685B, 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE L. F. HOLLYWOOD

Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Hollywood, of Nairne-terrace, Forestville, have received news of the death of their fifth son Private Leo Francis Hollywood, on July 24, from wounds received in action in France. Private Hollywood was 18 years old last April. He enlisted 12 months ago. Prior to joining the colors he was employed at Messrs. Walter & Morris' Timber Mills, and was a member of the Timber Workers Union. He possessed a genial disposition and was respected by a wide circle of friends. Three of his brothers are on active service." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 17 Aug 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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