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Leitch Street

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Name Leitch
Type Designation Street
Place Id 24642
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 30 September 2014
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Darwin City Council
History/Origin Named in commemoration of Corporal Douglas Leitch, who was amongst a number of men to sign a petition to the Northern Territory Administrator which sought the Administrator's influence in securing enlistment for the signatories with one of the earliest contingents to leave Australia. Corporal Leitch enlisted in Tasmania in 1915. He was wounded in action in 1916 and again in 1917. He died on 4 May 1919 from pulmonary tuberculosis and was buried in the Cowley Churchyard Middlesex, England.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
30/09/2014 Date added to the Register
15/10/2014 NTG G41 Date Gazetted
08/07/2015 NTG G27 Extension - Date Gazetted
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