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Leslie George FOWLES

Regimental number3038
Place of birthRoma Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGrafton, Roma, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, H. Fowles, Grafton, Roma, Queensland
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: General Infantry Reinforcements
Promotion date: 2 January 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


'Marked leadership and gallanty. Rendered valuable services by skill and initiative. (Near Le Barque 24-26 February 1917)'
Recommendation date: 10 March 1917

Military Medal (Awarded)

Conspicuous courage and devotion to duty while in charge of Lewis Gun section. (Hooge on 20 September 1917)
Recommendation date: 6 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

Military Medal

'At HOOGE, FRANCE on 20th September, 1917, during the advance of GLENCORSE and POLYGONVELDE WOODS, Cpl. FOWLES who was in charge of a Lewis Gun Section, although wounded, led his men forward from the assembly position to the final objective and took up a prominent position to give covering fire to his Company. He remained at this post until he became exhausted when he was relieved and ordered to return to the Aid Post. His splendid courage and devotion to duty won admiration from all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3047 Pte Frank Bartlett FOWLES, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 March 1919; 1829 Sergeant William Norman FOWLES, 11th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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