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Leslie Richard HARTLAND

Date of birth24 February 1891
Place of birthCreswick, Victoria
SchoolJunior Public School and Senior Public School (Honours), University of Melbourne, Victoria.
OccupationPublic servant
AddressMilites, Love Street via Black Rock, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9.75"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, W L Hartland, Frankston, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years 4 months in Victorian Rifles (2 years as commissioned officer: 2nd Lt 1910; Lt, 1911; Captain, 1 March 1914).
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant Honorary Captain
Unit name8th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined AIF on 24th August, 1914
FateKilled in Action 26 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death24
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 30), Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
53
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1361 Pte William HARTLAND, 14th Bn, killed in action, 20 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to SS 'Alannia', 18 May 1915 (tonsilitis); rejoined Bn, 30 May 1915.

Killed in action, 26 July 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARTLAND Leslie Richard

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