John Morgan Ley
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|Date of Birth||not known Jul 1871|
|Place of Birth||Litchfield, England|
|Death||13 Oct 1927, aged 56|
|Place of Death||East Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||46 years, 10 months|
5'9" (1.75m) tall ; 135 lbs|
61.235 kg; ruddy complexion ; brown eyes ; dark brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||'Cookaberra', Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Azelia Helena Ley|
|Reg Number||none issued|
|Date of Enlistment||
17 Apr 1916 - 21 Dec 1916|
"17 Apr 1916 - 21 Dec 1916" contains more than three components required for a date interpretation.
|Unit/Formation||WA Depot only|
|Fate||Did not leave Australia|
Armadale War Memorial (West Armadale Panel) |
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
Had previous service (6 years) with the 18th Light Horse Regiment in the militia as Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant
On entering Blackboy Hill camp, John was allocated to the 66th Depot Company to undergo initial training. Seven weeks later on 20 Jun 1916 he was allocated to the 3rd reinforcement draft for the 44th Battalion. However two months later (22 Aug 1916) he was transferred back to the 6th Depot Squad. He spent 10 days from 3 - 13 Oct 1916 in the 8th Australian General Hospital at Fremantle with fibrosis of the lung, followed by 20 days from 1 till 20 Nov 1916 there in November with a crushed foot. Discharged permanently unfit on 21 Dec 1916 due to the crushed foot.
Wife was Azelia Helena (nee Morgan). Azelia died on 31 Jul 1954 in Hamilton Hill, aged 81. A stillborn female child was delivered in Fremantle during 1902. Electoral Roll entries - 1910 Fraser street East Fremantle, civil servant with wife; 1916 'Cookaberra' Armadale, horticulturist; 1925 at 1 Fraser street, East Fremantle, orchardist ; in 1949 Azelia was on Davilak estate, South Fremantle.