Colin Hedley LEACH

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LEACH, Colin Hedley

Service Numbers: V25797, 41352
Enlisted: 18 November 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 1 Wireless Air Gunnery School Ballarat
Born: Minyip, Victoria, Australia, 5 October 1921
Home Town: Minyip, Yarriambiack, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 September 1945, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
2.S.D.16, Springvale War Cemetery, Springvale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

18 Nov 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V25797
23 Jun 1941: Involvement Sergeant, SN 41352, No. 1 Wireless Air Gunnery School Ballarat
23 Jun 1941: Enlisted Melbourne, Victoria
23 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 41352

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Biography

"Death of Sgt. Colin Leach

Sgt. Colin Leach, RAAF, son-in law of Mr. and Mrs. E. Buck, Bay Road, Mt. Gambier, died at the Heidelberg Military Hospital on Sunday last, September 9, and was buried with full military honours on Tuesday. It will be remembered that his wife (nee Gladys Gwen Buck); died in Mt. Gambier on March 9 last. Sgt. Leach, whose home town was Minyip, Vic., was stationed at Ballarat with the RAAF until a month ago, and died after a short illness in hospital. The young couple were married at the Methodist Church, Mt. Gambier, in August last year." - from the Mount Gambier Border Watch 15 Sep 1945 (nla.gov.au)

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