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William Leach enlisted as in Sydney, New South Wales at the age of 22 on the 21st of August 1914. He had been born as William John Hawkins in London, England, was single, and was employed as a Painter. He volunteered and was stationed with the 3rd Battalion, D Company with the Regimental Number 65. He transferred to the 53rd Infantry Battalion. He was Killed in Action on the 30th of September 1918. He is buried in the Tincourt New British Cemetery, Plot VI, Row G, Grave number 13. Tree No. 523.