William Henry LEACH

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LEACH, William Henry

Service Number: 1146
Enlisted: 28 September 1914, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Christchurch, New Zealand, 1878
Home Town: Bunbury, Bunbury, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sleeper Hewer
Died: Killed in action, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row G, Grave 30
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1146, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1146, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1146, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas Leach and Catherine Matthews formerly Leach of Taihape, NZ. Half brother to John James Matthews who was killed in action on 10 December 1916 while serving with the 24th Australian Field Artillery and has no known grave. His name appears on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Previously served with the NZ Mounted Rifles