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Leonard Claus KESSELS

Date of birth7 September 1890
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address'The Homestead', Delgilbo, Gayndah Line, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs L C Kessels, 'The Homestead', Delgilbo, Gayndah Line, Queensland
Enlistment date3 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment


Unit: Anzac Section ICC
Promotion date: 23 September 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Refers 19 September 1918

Mention in Despatches

Refers 2 November 1917.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No 30746 (14 June 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 72 (2 September 1920).

FateDischarged 7 August 1919
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Gayandah.

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