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Leslie William HYLAND

Regimental number1646
Place of birthBagdad, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionCongregational
OccupationFarmer
AddressBroadmarsh, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, William Yates Hyland, Broadmarsh, Tasmania
Enlistment date18 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 December 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death26
Place of burialWimereux Communal Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. 5A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: WIlliam Gates and Catherine Elizabeth HYLAND, Springfield, Broadmarsh, Tasmania. Native of Bagdad, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsCousin Henry Bertram Eddingtan died of wounds 19/8/16 and Ernest Fredrick Berica killed in France 11/7/17.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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