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Leslie Kenneth Temple FRY

Regimental number113
Place of birthWoodville South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCabinetmaker
AddressW H Fry, Wagin, Western, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, H Fry, Wagin, Western Australia
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name10th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For great courage and initiative at Mont de Merris near Strazeele on night 29-30 May 1918.
Recommendation date: 5 June 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'In the operations against enemy posts at MONT DE MAERRIS near STRAZEELE on night 29th/30th May, 1918, when a new post had to be occupied Private FRY went forward and reconnoitred the position. After the occupation enemy snipers becoming very active he went out and located one sniper whom he silenced with bombs. On several occasions he patrolled No Man's Land and brought back information which was of the greatest value at the time. Throughout he showed great courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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