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Leslie Donald HENDERSON

Regimental number2603
Place of birthKensington, Victoria
SchoolBroundry Road State School, North Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBoilermaker
AddressThornbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, William H Henderson, 110 Arden Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 20), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie HENDERSON, 110 Arden Street, North Melbourne, Victoria. Native of Kensington
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3798 Pte Ernest Albert HENDERSON, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 8th Bn, Gallipoli, 7 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (geeral Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, 24 February 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 29 February 1916; reverted to ranks at owen request.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1310905: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HENDERSON Leslie Donald
Red Cross File No 1310905

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