Hercules George LEARD

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LEARD, Hercules George

Service Number: 1848
Enlisted: 17 April 1916, West Maitland, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 34th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kars Springs, New South Wales, 15 December 1896
Home Town: Scone, Upper Hunter Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Mosman Public School and Scone Grammar School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 April 1918, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Scone Barwick House War Memorial Arch, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

17 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1848, West Maitland, New South Wales
4 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1848, 34th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1848, 34th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Sydney, Sydney
3 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1848, 34th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918

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Biography

Hercules George LEARD was born in 1897 in Kars Springs via Scone, N.S.W.

His parents were James Brindley LEARD and Mary Rose COLLINS

He enlisted on 17th April  1916 with the 34th Australian Infantry Battalion S/N 1848

Unit left Sydney on HMAT Port Sydney on 4th Sept. 1916

He was killed in action on 3rd April, 1918 Villers Bretonneux

No known grave

Hercules is commemorated in the Australian National Memorial in Villers Bretonneux