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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Sheedy L B        Pte    4975    Leonard Balfour             14 Inf Bn    18    Packer    Single    R C       

Address:    Flemington, Mt Alexander Rd, 177   

Next of Kin:    Sheedy, J, father, 177 Mt Alexander Rd, Flemington   

Enlisted:    7 Jul 1915       

Embarked:     A68 Anchises 14 Mar 1916 

Prior service:  58B Senior Cadets and 58 Inf Citizen Forces


Private Sheedy's mother, Mary Sheedy, was a nurse operating a maternity hospital at 177 Mt Alexander Rd, Flemington, near the corner of Wellington St.


The site of Nurse Sheedy's maternity hospital at 177 Mount Alexander Road, just east of the Wellington Street corner.  Courtesy of the State Library of Victoria Collection, MMBW plan number 848 & part 849, Borough of Flemington & Kensington, 1900.  


Probably owing to his youth (in theory troops were not to be sent overseas until they were 19) Leonard spent some time in Australia training, firstly with the Army Medical Corps in Ascot Vale in 1915.  In January 1916 he transferred to the Signalling School at Broadmeadows, and finally in March 1916 embarked for overseas service with the 15/14th Reinforcements.  At Folkstone he was transferred to the Cyclists Training Battalion on 18 May, and subsequently to the 7 Inf Bn on 7 Sept 1916.  Sheedy  was wounded in action late in the war and returned to Australia for discharge.


War Service Commemorated



In Memoriam


SHEEDY - On May 27, at his
residence Lenbeth, Abbott street,
Sandringham, Leonard Balfour
Sheedy, beloved husband of Bessie,
loved son of Mary and the late
James Sheedy, and loved brother
of Norman and Doris (Mrs P.
Whybrow), late 7th Inf. Batt, 1st

A.I.F. -Requiescat in pace


Family Notices (1951, May 28). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), , p. 15. Retrieved July 1, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23077245

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