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Leslie George HARE

Regimental number13001
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCabinetmaker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.6
Height5' 5.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Lipscombe, 27 Gowrie Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 March 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Unit name9th Field Ambulance, 1st Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps Details
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of 12th/13th August, 1918, east of WARFUSEE ABANCOURT, during a battalion relief, the enemy was shelling very heavily. Seven infantrymen from the 17th British Division were wounded, Private HARE and another Australian, who were stationed at the Regimental Aid Post went to the assistance of these men as soon as they heard they were wounded. They dressed them and carried them to a place of safety, undoubtedly saving the lives of these men. This action was carried out under heavy enemy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date4 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Norman', 4 July 1919 (Nursing Staff); disembarked Sydney, 20 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 4 October 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARE Leslie George

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