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Leslie Harold HOLDERNESS

Regimental number1553
Place of birthMiddlesex England
ReligionChurch of England
Address43 Gordon Road, Ilford, Essex, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 11"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinGrandparent, Elizabeth Holderness, 43 Gordon Street, Ilford, Essex, England
Enlistment date4 December 1914
Place of enlistmentBairnsdale, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1916
Discharge date24 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined Bn, Gallipoli, 5 May 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 12 August 1915 (gastro-enteritis), and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros; to Malta, 21 August 1915, and admitted to St George's Hospital (diarrhoea); transferred to All Saints Hospital, 31 August 1915; discharged 'fit for active service', 30 November 1915.

Admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 15 December 1915 (injury to toe); transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 28 December 1915; to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, 3 February 1916; discharged to Overseas Base, 7 February 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 12 May 1916 (myocarditis); transferred to British Red Cross Hospital, Montazah, 27 May 1916; to No 3 Australian General Hospital, 7 July 1916 (disordered action of the heart).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Seang Boon', 17 July 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 24 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOLDERNESS Leslie Harold

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