Leo Joseph POWER


POWER, Leo Joseph

Service Number: 2437
Enlisted: 15 April 1915, Hamilton, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Branxholme, Victoria, July 1896
Home Town: Branxholme, Southern Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Branxholme State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness (pericarditis), Harefield, England, 31 July 1917
Cemetery: Harefield (St. Mary) Churchyard
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Branxholme War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2437, Hamilton, Victoria
16 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2437, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2437, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2437, 5th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2437 Private Leo Joseph Power, 5th Battalion. A labourer from Branxholme, Vic prior to enlistment, Pte Power embarked with the 7th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Demosthenes on 16 July 1915. Later evacuated to England because of illness, he was transferred to the 67th Battalion and on 31 July 1917, aged 21, he died from pericarditis and was buried in the Harefield (St Marys) Churchyard, England." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)