Historical information

Leo Charles Roy Pallamountagne was born at Moyhu, Vic, Aus. and at the time of WW 1 was employed as a farm hand on the property of Mrs Ellen McCormack (nee Power) at Ovens Vale, Victoria, Australia. Ellen's husband, John McCormack, had deceased 1916.
Leo was born at Moyhu, Vic. 1899. He enlisted for service abroad on 30/8/1916 and was posted to the 21st Battalion, Serial No. 6829. Leo's next of kin was nominated as Clara Pallamountagne of Benalla, Victoria. Leo's father was listed as "whereabouts unknown" at the time of Leo's enlistment. Leo was wounded in action in France, Oct 1917. Leo returned to Australia on 10th March 1919 and was discharged on 17th April the same year. Leo (or Leon) married Evelyn Mary Paxman in 1922, they had seven children. Leo died on 23rd April, 1941 at the Military Hospital, Caulfield.
Address in 1931 was Pier Street, Dromana. Occupation, Civil Servant
Address in 1936 was Tresco, Victoria, Occupation, Orchardist


Memorabilia of Leo Pallamountagne War Service on Western Front, France, 1917.

Physical description

Postcard of card and light gauze cloth upon which is embroided six flags in national colours flanking a rising sun plus wording in red on a blue ribbon flourish "For Liberty and Justice 1917"

Inscriptions & markings

Hand written in pencil
Addressed to Mrs J McCormack, Ovens Vale, Victoria, Australia.
"France Sept 1917 To the Company just a few lines hoping you are all well as it leaves me at present There is not news here at present but will write again,
Your true Friend
Leo, Pallamountagne