Private Leo Kloss

Service number 2178
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Petersburg
Death Date 1916-08-04
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 27th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Leo Anthony Kloss (2178, 27th Battalion) was born on 12 June 1900 in Petersburgh, SA. He was working as a farm labourer when he enlisted in June 1915. Leo was killed in action on 4 August 1916 during the battle of Pozieres. He is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. Leo’s mother wrote that he was 16 years and 2 months of age. Leo’s brother, Private John Thomas Kloss, was only 18 years and 6 months of age when he was killed in action at Ypres in October 1917. Two other brothers, Lawrence and Robert, volunteered but were not accepted for service in the Australian Imperial Force.



Date of enlistment 01 June 1915
Date of death 04 August 1916
Date of fate 04 August 1916