Dr David Stanley LEITCH (1923 - 1988)**
- Date of Birth: 09/01/1923
- Place of Birth: Leeton, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 18/01/1988
- Place of Death: Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||17 Feb 1973||12 Sep 1978||5yr(s) 6mth(s) 27day(s)|
|Member for Armidale||17 Feb 1973||19 Oct 1973||8mth(s) 3day(s)|
43rd (1971 - 1973)
|Member for Armidale||17 Nov 1973||2 Apr 1976||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)|
44th (1973 - 1976)
|Member for Armidale||1 May 1976||12 Sep 1978||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 12day(s)|
45th (1976 - 1978)
Political Party Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Medical practitioner. Educated by correspondence from All Saints College, Bathurst. Graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney (St Andrew's College) before being appointed an honorary surgeon to the Armidale and New England Hospital. He interrupted his studies during the second world war to serve with the commandos, enlisting in February 1942 in the Second AIF. Later became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in London, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. After his election to the Legislative Assembly he undertook a two-year external law course at macquarie University.
2nd AIF from 1942; 2/6th Independent Coy. Saw action against the Japanese in New Guinea at Shaggy Ridge.
Son of J. S. Leitch, farmer, of Leeton, New South Wales, and his wife. Married Rosemary and they had 2 sons and 3 daughters. His maternal grandfather was W. W. Killen, a Member of the Commonwealth House of Representatives for Riverina 1922 - 1931.
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