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Reginald Charles Lepp was born in Ballarat and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement on 16 July 1915 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916. He was wounded in action on May 12th 1917 when he sustained a mild gunshot wound to his hand. He was wounded again on April 27th 1918 when he sustained severe shell wounds to his left leg and foot. He was then assessed as unfit for active service and returned to Australia on the Marathon, disembarking at Melbourne on New Year's Day 1919. He was subsequently discharged as æmedically unfit – shell wound left thigh'.
He had two brothers who also served: Pte Albert Edward Lepp, 58th Bn (Tree No 3347) killed in action, 19 July 1916, and Pte Arthur Lepp, 39th Bn (Tree No 2070) to Australia, 26 September 1917.
Tree No. 3349