LEDSHAM, Leicester Inis Forbes
(Service number 6786)

Aliases Innes on NZ wargraves
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date abt 1896 Place of Birth Canterbury, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 31 July 1916 Age 20
Address at Enlistment Roslyn PO, Roslyn, Western Australia
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Father, Peter Ledsham, Roslyn PO, Roslyn, Western Australia
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship AIF, Australian Infantry, 16th Battalion
Date 11 September 1916
Transport HMAT A 8 Argyllshire
Embarked From Freemantle, Western Australia Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With 16th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcements.

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 5 August 1917 Age 21
Place of Death Messines, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
Memorial Reference Plot 1, Row A, Grave No 2
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Panel 80 on Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial.; Waitaki Boys High School Memorial Stone

Biographical Notes

Parents: Peter and Eda Ledsham, Roslyn, Geraldton, Western Australia. native of Canterbury, New Zealand. Attended Waitaki Boys High School


Cenotaph datavase (October 2014); and New Zealand; NZ Historical BDM records (bdmhistoricalrecords,

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Ann Munro, SC branch NZSG

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