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Halbert Leslie LAKE

Regimental number2863
Date of birth18 January 1898
Place of birthKerr's Creek, nr Orange, New South Wales
SchoolOld Junee Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressOld Junee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.6
Height5' 6.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S A Lake, Thorny, Old Junee, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularTaken prisoner at Bullecourt 11th April 1917 and died of wounds at King Georges Hospital.
FateDied of wounds 1 May 1918
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row A, Grave No. 6), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Sarah LAKE, Old Junee, New South Wales. Native of Kerr's Creek, nr Orange, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother of Thomas James Lake No 3372 same Battalion.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name entered on Embarkation Roll as Herbert.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAKE Halbert Leslie

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