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Arthur John Leith was born in Ballarat and was already serving with the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery when he enlisted in the Heavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 14 on 26 June 1917 at the age of 24. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 9 November 1917 and disembarked at Glasgow on December 21st. He was based at the Heavy Artillery Training Depot until February 1918 when he moved to France. In May he was transferred to the 2nd Australian Siege Battery and served out the war without major incident. After the war he was attached to the 2nd Division Artillery Concert Party to entertain the troops while they awaited return to Australia. He returned home on the Konig Frederick, disembarking on August 6th 1919.
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