Leonard Herbert WESTON

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WESTON, Leonard Herbert

Service Number: 1586
Enlisted: 2 December 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Augusta, South Australia, 12 March 1894
Home Town: Olary, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 25 June 1915, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery - ANZAC Cove
Plot 1, Row K, Grave 8
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Orroroo War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1586, Oaklands, South Australia
19 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1586, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1586, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
25 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1586, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

"THE LATE PRIVATE L. H. WESTON.

The news was received last week that Private Leonard H. Weston. who was serving with the 3rd Reinforcements to the 10th Battalion, had been killed in action on the Gallipoli Peninsula on July 6. Private Weston was only 21 years of age. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Weston, of Black Rock, and was well known and highly respected on the West Coast. He was one of the first to enlist from that district. His brother, Private Alfred Weston, is serving the Empire, and another brother is in camp in Western Australia." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 04 Sep 1915 (nla.gov.au)

Son of Alfred Leonard Weston and Mabel Annie Brumby; brother of Daisie Doris Weston, Alfred Lewis Weston, Bertie Bruce Weston, Leila Maud Weston, Robert Hugh Weston, Ida May Weston, Mary Nightingale Weston, Charles James Weston, Jack Keith Weston, Jean Berry Weston and Melba Nightingale Weston.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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