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Leslie George HOWE

Regimental number2709
Place of birthEaglehawk Vic
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Address12 Clyde Street, Parnell, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, K G Howe, 12 Clyde Street, Parnell, New Zealand
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty and consistent good work, often under trying circumstances. He invariably displayed great courage and resource in the performance of his work, and set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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