Nicholas Lenaghan

July 20, 2015

LENAGHAN, Nicholas- – – – SPC 1894

DoB:- – 1876, Tourello, VIC

Father:- – Daniel Lenaghan

Mother:- – Eliza, nee Maloney

Service No:- 878

Rank:- – Trooper

Unit:- – 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade

Nicholas Lenaghan enlisted on 11 November 1914, aged 38 years and 11 months. He was a single man, who worked as a shearer and farmer. He was five feet, nine inches, with a ruddy complexion, blue eyes and dark brown hair.

He left Australia for service overseas, and arrived at Gallipoli on 2 October 1915. After the evacuation of the Anzac troops from the Peninsula, he proceeded to Alexandria in Egypt where he disembarked on 27 December.

He remained in Egypt, and in early May 1916 was admitted to the No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital at Tel-el-Kebir with smallpox. He died of haemorrhagic measles on 8 May 1916. He was buried at Tel-el-Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.