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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a Clerk by occupation, Leonard James Curnow was 29 years and married when enlisted on the 27th of November 1916 in the 14th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 7227. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on the 19th of February 1917. Wounded in action on the 26th of September 1917 and 3rd of March 1918 and transferred to the 3rd Auxiliary Hospital on the 17th of April 1918; admitted to the Military Hospital, Lewisham on the 9th of March 1918. Returned to Australia for change - gunshot wound left hand - on the 31st of July 1918. Disembarked on the 28th of September 1918 ex 'Malta'. Discharged from the 3rd Military District on the 1st of November 1918. Family/military connections Sister: Sister Isobel Kathleen Curnow, Australian Army Nursing Service, returned to Australia on the 1st of January 1919; Brother: 3135 Private Thomas Curnow, 57th Battalion, killed in action on the 8th of August 1918; Cousins: Captain K.M. Mortimer, 29th Battalion, killed in action on the 29th of July 1916; 2446 Private David Horn Mortimer, 14th Battalion, returned to Australia on the 13th of February 1917. War service: Western Front Tree No. 2847