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Leslie Hubert HOLDEN

Regimental number25
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationSalesman
AddressLynwood, Winton Street, Turramurra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Hubert William Holden, Lynwood, Winton Street, Turramurra, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollDivisional Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 3 December 1917

FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Medals

AFC

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst on a special mission, he dropped a bomb direct on a support trench full of the enemy, causing them to scatter, and another bomb upon a strong point which was holding up our advance. He also bombed a large group of the enemy infantry, and turned his machine gun on them from a height of 100 feet. he rendered very valuable service throughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst on a special mission, he dropped a bomb direct on a support trench full of the enemy, causing them to scatter, and another bomb upon a strong point which was holding up our advance. He also bombed a large group of the enemy infantry, and turned his machine gun on them from a height of 100 feet. He rendered very valuable service throughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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