James Henry Patrick LEUNIG DCM


LEUNIG, James Henry Patrick

Service Number: 1701
Enlisted: 4 January 1915
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, June 1894
Home Town: Bowden, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Currie Street Observation School
Occupation: Plasterer
Died: Died of Illness (nephritis), France, 10 September 1918
Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
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Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide St Patrick's Parish Honor Board, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Woodside District of Onkaparinga Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1701, 16th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1701, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1701, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
10 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Second-Lieutenant J. H. LEUNIG. D.C.M., of the 16th Battalion, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Leunig, of Second and Drayton streets, Bowden, died on September 10, of nephritis, at the 8th General Hospital.

His brother, 4839 Sgt. George Leunig (/explore/people/264390) of the 5th Pioneer Battalion AIF died of wounds on 18 September 1917