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Leslie Sylvester HOWARD

Regimental number2416
Place of birthOlinda, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address19 Barkly Avenue, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 2.75"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Howard, 19 Barkly Avenue, Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 December 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A6 Clan Maccorquodale on 6 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 3 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialRamleh War Cemetery (Row CC, Grave No. 17), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Emma HOWARD, 19 Barkly Avenue, Malvern, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Marched into 3rd Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 11 June 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 9 September 1916; taken on strength of 14th Company, Imperial Camel Corps, 11 September 1916.

Taken on strength of 3rd Anzac Bn, Imperial Camel Corps, 11 September 1916.

Attached to Bde Signal Section, Imperial Camel Corps, Bir Laffan, 26 December 1916.

Admitted to Australian Rest Station, 18 November 1917 (abscess, face); transferred to No 76 Casualty Clearing Station, 19 November 1917; to No 44 Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 21 November 1917; to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 22 November 1917; to Convalescent Depot, Abbassia, 22 December 1917; discharged, 6 January 1918, and marched into Australian Base Depot, Abbassia, the same day.

Rejoined 14th Company, Imperial Camel Corps, Serapeum, 21 January 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 15th Light Horse Regiment, 1 July 1918, due to re-organisation of Imperial Camel Corps.

Evacuated to hospital, 23 September 1918; admitted to No 26 Casualty Clearing Station, Ludd, 26 September 1918 (not yet diagnosed); placed on the Dangerously Ill List, No 26 Casualty Clearing Station, 3 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Died, 3 October 1918.

Buried Ramleh Cemetery by Chaplain C.W. Roberts, C.F., 4 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOWARD Leslie Sylvester

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