John Joseph LEAHY

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LEAHY, John Joseph

Service Number: 1997
Enlisted: 26 January 1916, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gympie, Queensland, Australia, 19 April 1889
Home Town: Gympie, Queensland
Schooling: Gympie State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Iron monger/Miner
Died: Died of wounds, France, 9 June 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
III. C. 215
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1997, Rockhampton, Queensland
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1997, 47th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1997, 47th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane
8 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1997, 47th Infantry Battalion, Messines, GSW (leg and abdomen)

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

47th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

He was 28 and the son of Cornelius [died 1891]and Katherine Leahy, nee McAuliffe-she died 1949 - of Ruby Vale, Queensland.

He is remembered on the grave of his mother at Rubyvale Cemetery, Rubyvale, Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia - [A small cemetery in the gemfields just west of Emerald, adjacent to Sapphire, about 300 km along the Capricorn highway running from Rockhampton to Longreach.]