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Leslie John FRENCH

Regimental number7237
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
SchoolSuperior Public School, Cook's Hill, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHairdresser
AddressNewcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J French, Kia Ora, Melville Street, Junction, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 24 April 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 13 April 1918
Place of death or woundingStrazelle, near Meteren
Age at death22.7
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialOuttersteene Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 71), Bailleul, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
40
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sophia FRENCH, Melville Street, The Junction, Newcastle, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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