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Leslie George BACKWAY

Regimental number3230
Place of birthTalbot, Victoria
SchoolState School, Maryborough, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMaryborough, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, A Backway, Hope Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 December 1916
Date of death20 December 1916
Place of burialBernafay Wood British Cemetery (Row J, Grave 59), Montauban, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 14 Corporal Albert James BACKWAY, 39th Bn, killed in action, 28 January 1917; 5648 Pte Clarence Edward BACKWAY, 46th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 September 1919.

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