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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and an Ironfounder by trade, Leopold Blomeley was 21 years and single when enlisted on the 17th of January 1916 in the 57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 1661. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 'Euripides' on the 4th of April 1916. On the 16th of September 1916 admitted tohospital sick 'In the Field'. On the 2nd of October 1916 embarked on H.S. 'St Denis' at Boulogne for England and admitted to Middlesex Napsbury Hospital Pneumonia and on the 20th of October 1916 discharged from the 2nd Auxiliary Hospital to Weymouth Gunshot wounds Left Leg and was listed as returned to Australia per 'Orontes' on the 28th of June 1919 and discharged on the 14th of August 1919 with the Termination of Period of Enlistment. Family/military connections Brother: 1659 Corporal London Edward Blomeley, 59th Battalion, returned to Australia on the 2nd of June 1919. Tree No.1984