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Arthur G. Leigh


5th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Not Assessed
  • Planted By: Miss G. Evans
  • Plaque: 1097

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Arthur George Leigh was a single 25 year old gardener at the time of his enlistment on the 12th of July 1915 in his hometown, Ballarat. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on the 11th of October 1915.
On the 25th of July 1916, Arthur was wounded in action. He embarked for England on the 27th of July and was admitted to Graylingwell War Hospital in Colchester, England on the 28th of July 1916.
He rejoined his battalion on the 8th of November 1916.
Whilst abroad, Arthur married Lily Hull in London, England on the 14th of May 1918.
He was wounded in action on the 9th of August 1918, but rejoined his unit on the 14th of August 1918.
On the 23rd of August 1918, Arthur was wounded in action on a separate, third occasion. He was invalided to England on the 25th of August with a bullet wound to his face.
He returned to Australia on the 5th of February 1919, and was discharged as medically unfit on the 22nd of March 1919.

Tree No. 1097

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour