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Leslie Vere BARWICK

Regimental number2034
Place of birthScone New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGunnedah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Alfred Robert Barwick, Willow Tree, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Milirary Medal

Recommendation date: 12 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the Battle of YPRES (Phase 5) 12th October 1917. When all stretcher bearers of his company had become casualties he volunteered for stretcher bearer duty, and in spite of a very heavy enemy artillery and machine gun fire continued to bandage and carry back wounded for 36 hours, in many cases for a distance of 1500 yards under heavy fire and through particularly difficult ground. Several men who had sunk in the mud owe their lives to his untiring energy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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