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Leslie Gordon KITTLE

Regimental number3831
Place of birthShepparton Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressMaud Street, Shepparton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, T J Kittle, Shepparton, Victoria
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 4th October, 1917, Pte. KETTLE did splendid work as Rifle Grenadier. He lent assistance at numerous points where enemy posts were holding out, and on one occasion knocked out an enemy Machine Gun and rushing up, captured the crew (three men) who were trying to bring another gun into position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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