Leonard James GILLESPIE

Leonard James Gillespie Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Swan Creek
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Farmer
Enlisted
24-September-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
39
Status
Single
Service No
54
Rank
Private
Unit
14th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
Embarked
13-May-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
Returned to Australia
July 1917
Notes

Name on ROH: E.J. GILLESPIE

 

Leonard Gillespie transferred to the 52nd Battalion in England in September 1916 and arrived in France in December. Two weeks later he was hospitalised at Etaples with bronchitis, then admitted to London’s Bethnal Green Military Hospital. He returned to Australia in July 1917 with chronic nephritis and was discharged in October.

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