Leo John WYMAN

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WYMAN, Leo John

Service Number: 772
Enlisted: 28 November 1914, Oaklands
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Hill River (Clare region), 8 April 1891
Home Town: Saddleworth, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Clare
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Bully Road, Gallipoli, 9 August 1915, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Walkers Ridge Cemetery
Walkers Ridge Cemetery Plot II, Row Z, Grave # 8 Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey 1200 yards Nth East of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli. His name is located at panel 7 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Clare 9th Light Horse WW1 Memorial, Clare Original Clare School WW1 Memorial, Clare Schools Old Scholars who Fell WW1 Memorial, Clare WW1 Memorial Arch, Saddleworth Institute Roll of Honor WW1, Saddleworth Memorial Trees Plaque, Saddleworth St. Aidans Church Roll of Honour, Saddleworth War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands
8 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 772, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 772, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Pera, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
9 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 772, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

Described on enlisting as single; 23yrs 7mths old; 5’ 6” tall; 139 lbs; fair complexion; grey eyes; sandy colour hair; Roman Catholic.

Father   Anthony Wyman and Mother  Agnes Wyman (nee Vogt) – Clare SA

Next of kin:             Sister  Teresa Mary Fletcher  (b…… d 19/11/1964)

28/11/1914             Completed medical – fit for service

28/11/1914             Enlisted at Oaklands as a Private with 3rd reinf / 9th Light Horse Regiment

1/2/1915                 Commanding officer appointed Leo to
                               3rd Reinforcement, 9th Light Horse regiment

Approximately three-quarters of the regiment hailed from South Australia and the other quarter from Victoria. As part of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade.

8/2/1915               Embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A4 Pera

14/3/1915             Arrived in Egypt

The light horse were considered unsuitable for the initial operations at Gallipoli, but were subsequently deployed without their horses. The 3rd Light Horse Brigade landed in late May 1915 and was attached to the New Zealand and Australian Division. The 9th was fortunate to be the reserve regiment for the Brigade’s disastrous attack on the Nek on 7 August, but subsequently suffered 50 per cent casualties.

9/8/1915                Killed in action – Bully Road, Gallipoli, Ottomon Empire

9/8/1915                Buried at Russel’s top - Shrapnel Terrace
                              Grave 4 by Rev E Makeham   80.N.7

October 1924        Exhumed & reburied:  Walkers Ridge Cemetery
                                                                 Plot II,  Row Z,  Grave # 8
                                                                 Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
                                                                 1200 yards Nth East of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli.

His name is located at panel 7 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Medals:
WWI Star 1914-15 (25235);  British War medal (7406);  Victory medal (7379)
Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll (305698)

Portrait courtesy Clare Regional History Group Inc.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  28 June 2014.   Lest we forget.

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