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Leon Eyckens


6th Battalion

Medals Earned

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

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Pres.Baird (Blt.Sh.)
  • Plaque: 301

Additional Info

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Leon Henry Eyckens was born in Ballarat and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 6th Battalion, A Company on 28 September 1914 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914 then at Fremantle transferred to the Omrah. He served at Gallipoli where on May 8th 1915 he was wounded in action. He suffered bullet or shrapnel wounds to his right knee and neck and was evacuated first to St. Andrew's Hospital at Malta, and then to hospital in Oxfordshire, England. He was subsequently deemed unfit to continue active service and returned to Australia on the Suevic. He disembarked at Melbourne on April 22nd 1916 and was admitted to the No. 5 Base Hospital in St. Kilda Road, Melbourne. He was discharged on June 6th 1916 as æmedically unfit – dyspepsia'.
Tree No 301

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour