Service Number: 341
Enlisted: 17 August 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, November 1895
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Christian Brothers, Goulburn, NSW
Occupation: Warehouse Assistant / Timber Cutter
Died: Died of wounds, Alexandria, Egypt, 25 September 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Grave 53, Plot F
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3rd Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 341, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 341, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Frank Philip Leighton

Brother:       Lieutenant Oliver Leighton, Uralla, Dunham Street, Bondi, NSW

On enlisting lived at Uralla, Dunham Street, Bondi, NSW

Previous service:  3yrs Militia Forces UFM

Described on enlisting as 19yrs 9mths old; single; 5' 7" tall; 142 lbs;
sallowish complexion; grey eyes; brown hair; Roman Catholic

17/8/1914     enlisted in Sydney, NSW

22/8/1914     appointed 2nd Battalion, Randwick Camp

19/10/1914   embarked from Sydney, NSW, onboard HMAT A14 Euripides
                    as a Private in 3rd Battalion, B Company

5/4/1915      embarked to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces in Gallipoli
                   as Private in 3rd Battalion

16/5/1915     sick with Influenza - Gallipoli
                    admitted to Australian Casualty Clearing Station

19/8/1915     gun shot wound to left arm, left leg, back and abdomen
                    received in action Gallipoli, ANZAC
                    evacuated onboard HS Guildford Castle
24/8/1915     admitted to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria
28/8/1915     admitted to 17th General Hospital, Mustapha
31/8/1915     reported as dangerously ill - gun show wound to chest                   

25/9/1915     died of wounds received in action - Gallipoli
buried at:      Chatby Military Cemetery
                    Grave 2328, Roman Catholic section

buried in:       Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
                     Grave 53, Plot F

His name is commemorated on Panel 37 at the Australian War Memorial,
Canberra, ACT.

Medals:         1914/15 Star (12188); British War medal (3005), Victory medal (3006)
                    Memorial Plaque and Scroll (301517)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.   12/5/2016.  Lest we forget.