Reginald Arthur LEAK

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LEAK, Reginald Arthur

Service Number: 6779
Enlisted: 7 September 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Goodwood, 5 June 1884
Home Town: Semaphore, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Painter
Died: Wounds, Belgium, 9 October 1917, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6779, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6779, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6779, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
6 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, SN 6779, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

"Private R. A. (George) LEAK, husband of Mrs. Leak, Brown-street, Semaphore, died of wounds on October 9, at the 2nd Canadian Casualty Receiving Station, France. He left Adelaide in November, 1916. He was well known and respected in Port Adelaide, and also at Ardrossan and Mannum, where he was in the local football clubs. He leaves seven children." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 07 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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