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Leslie Charles LAW

Regimental number2346
Place of birthCanterbury, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address18 Sydney Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 6"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Law, 18 Sydney Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date3 September 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 17 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917. and marched in to 9th Training Bn.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1917; taken on strength, 33rd Bn, in the field, 10 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, right arm, left wrist), admitted to 9th Field Ambulance and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 8 June 1917; to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 17 June 1917. Found guilty, 18 June 1917, of being absent without leave from 10.30 am parade: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay.

Transferred to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 21 June 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 5 July 1917.

Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance,19 July 1917 (septic knee); discharged to Divisional Rest Centre, 21 July 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 21 July 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 12 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left arm); admitted to 83rd General Hospital, Boulogne, 13 October 1917; transferred to England, 18 October 1917, and admitted same day to Northampton War Hospital; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 28 December 1917; discharged on furlough, 31 December 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, 14 January 1918.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 February 1918.

Found guilty, 30 March 1918, of being absent without leave from 4 pm, 26 March, to 5 pm, 28 March 1918, when ordered to return to his Camp under open arrest: awarded forfeiture of 3 days' pay; total forfeiture of 6 dats' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 5 April 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 June 1918; discharged (medically unfit: wounded), Sydney, 3 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 February 1976
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAW Leslie Charles

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