Hugh Alphonsus LEFFLER


LEFFLER, Hugh Alphonsus

Service Number: 61
Enlisted: 20 March 1916, Enlisted in Sydney
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Machine Gun Company
Born: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, September 1893
Home Town: Glebe, New South Wales
Schooling: Christian Brothers School, Brisbane
Occupation: Printer
Died: Accidental injuries, Square Farm, Armentieres, France, 3 December 1916
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Plot IV, Row B, Grave no. 41
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glebe War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 61, 9th Machine Gun Company, Enlisted in Sydney
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 61, 9th Machine Gun Company
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 61, 9th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
3 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 9th Machine Gun Company

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Hugh Alphonsus LEFFLER was born in 1893 in Richmond, Victoria

His parents were Ambrose Augustus LEFFLER and Mabel Ann Frances THOMPSON

He enlisted as a private with the 9th Australian Machine Gun Company (3rd Division) on 20th March, 1916 in Sydney and embarked from Sydney on the HMAT Benalla on 1st May, 1916

Hugh died of accidental injuries received on 3rd December, 1916 at Square Farm, Armentieres France, when his rifle discharged as he was getting back in a trench

He is buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery in France and his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

He was awarded the British War Medal & the Victory Medal.



LEFFLER - In loving memory of our dear Son & Brother, Hugh Alphonsus Leffler, killed in France, December 3rd 1916.       (Machine Gun Coy. 9th Brigade)

"O Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on his soul"

Inserted by his loving Parents, Brothers & Sisters - R.I.P.

" A young life nobly ended"