Leonard Ridgeway EASTHER

EASTHER, Leonard Ridgeway

Service Number: 134
Enlisted: 31 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Burra, South Australia, 21 February 1889
Home Town: Quorn, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Schooling: Quorn Public School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Egypt, 4 June 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Quorn District Roll of Honor WW1 Board, Quorn Roll of Honor, Quorn War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 134, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 134, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 134, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 134, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli
29 May 1915: Wounded ANZAC / Gallipoli, GSW (thigh)
19 Jan 1916: Promoted Sergeant, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
4 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 134, 3rd Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Leonard Ridgeway EASTHER was born on 21st February, 1889 in Aberdeen , South Australia (now called Burra)

His parents were George EASTHER and Catherine EDWARDS

3 of his brothers also served

1. Alfred Bryant EASTHER (SN 1914) who died of wounds in 1916

2. Charles John EASTHER (SN 833) who returned to Australia in 1916

3. Edmund Holt EASTHER (SN62310) served WW1 and Returned to Australia in 1919 and also served WW2 (SN S213025)

Biography

"LATE SGT. L. R. EASTHER

QUORN, August 23.— A memorial service with regard to the death of Sgt. Leonard R. Easther was held in the town hall at Quorn by the Rev. T. Trestrail on Sunday evening. The hall was crowded. Sgt. Easther went through the Gallipoli campaign, being one of the light horsemen who volunteered to go from Egypt and fight on foot at Gallipoli. He was twice wounded. On the evacuation of Gallipoli he went back to Egypt, where he met his death in a recent engagement against the Turks." - from the Adelaide Register 25 Aug 1916 (nla.gov.au)  (nla.gov.au)

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