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Leo BART

Regimental number3113
Place of birthYoung New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressEllen Street, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinBrother, T Bart, Wellington, New Zealand
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Conspicuous gallantry as Brigade runner. (At Eaucourt L'Abbaye, 25-26 February 1917)'
Recommendation date: 10 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At EAUCOURT LUABBAYE, FRANCE, on night of 25/26th February, 1917, during the operations on the MAZE, L/Cpl. BART displayed conspicuous gallantry in carrying out his duties as Brigade runner, and on three different occasions carried special despatches to the two battalions in the line. Heavy enemy barrages had to be passed through on each occasion, and the ground leading to the right battalion in the line was subjected to very heavy enemy artiller fire. On returning from this third trip, although exhausted, L/Cpl. BART volunteered to take a fourth despatch over the same area.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

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