LEUNIG, George

Service Numbers: 1730, 4839
Enlisted: 4 January 1915, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Bowden, South Australia, 1894
Home Town: Bowden, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Currie Street Observation School
Occupation: Plasterer
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 18 September 1917
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Plot XIX, Row D, Grave 19, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Lijssenthoek, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide St Patrick's Parish Honor Board, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1730, Oaklands, South Australia
1 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1730, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
1 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1730, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4839, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
7 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4839, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Pioneer Battalion
18 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 4839, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Third Ypres, GSW (abdomen)

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Son of Augustus and Ellen Leunig, 13 North Street, Adelaide, South Australia

He is buried next to Gunner 29941 Archie Youl Flexmore, 112th Australian Field Artillery, from Richmond, Tasmania (Grave 19A).

His brother, 2/Lieut James Henry Leunig DCM (/explore/people/306698) of the 16th Battalion AIF died of disease on 10 September 1918

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  22 September 2014.  Lest we forget.