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Leslie Burfield GALLAND

Regimental number2642
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick Burfield Galland, 32 Fyans Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 January 1916
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Discharge date29 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 14 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 15 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Taken on the strength of 29th Bn, 2 August 1916.

Found guilty, 2 August 1916, of disobedience of orders in that he ate his emergency ration without authority: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 18 May 1917, then transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station the same day (influenza); rejoined unit, 10 June 1917.

On leave to England, 28 August 1917.

Admitted, while on leave, to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 6 September 1917 (venereal disease); discharged, 3 October 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 28 days); marched in No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 5 October 1917.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 8 October 1917 (venereal disease); discharged, 27 November 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 51 days; marched in Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, the same day.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 3 December 1917; discharged, 21 January 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 50 days; marched in Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, the same day.

Marched out of Convalescent Training Depot, 29 January 1918; marched in No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 30 January 1918.

Marched in Overseas Training Battalion, Sutton Veny, 20 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 April 1918; marched into Base Depot, Le Havre, 3 April 1918.

Marched to unit, 6 April 1918; rejoined 29th Bn, in the field, 15 May 1918.

Sent to hospital, 23 July 1918; admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 24 July 1918, and transferred to No 20 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (trench fever); to No 20 Ambulance Train, 27 July 1918; to No 16 General Hospital, Le Treport, 28 July 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin)); to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 8 August 1918; to Base Depot, Le Havre, 29 August 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 59th Bn, 30 October 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 32nd Battalion, 6 November 1918.

On leave in France, 25 January 1919; rejoined 32nd Bn from leave, 8 February 1919.

Detached to Animal Husbandry School, Abbeville, 1 March 1919; rejoined 8th Bde, 14 April 1919.

Marched out of 8th Brigade for return to Australia, 17 April 1919; marched in No 5 Group, Weymouth, England, 24 April 1919.

Commenced return to Austalia on board HMAT 'Orita', 23 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 6 August 1919; discharged Melbourne, 29 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 February 1957
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery
SourcesNAA B2455 File 4001956

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