Claude Michael LEAHY

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LEAHY, Claude Michael

Service Number: 2815
Enlisted: 24 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, 1892
Home Town: Yanac, Hindmarsh, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Killed in Action, Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917
Cemetery: Beersheba Military Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2815, Keswick, South Australia
27 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2815, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2815, 9th Light Horse Regiment, RMS Malwa, Adelaide
31 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 2815, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Battle of Beersheba

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2815 Trooper Claude Michael Leahy, of Yanac, Vic, on horseback. A member of 20th Reinforcements, 9th Australian Light horse Regiment, he was killed in action 31 October 1917 and buried at Beersheba, Palestine." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)