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William Murdoch LEBRUN

Regimental number3393
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
ReligionSalvation Army
OccupationFarmer
AddressMirboo, South Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinM LeBrun, Mirboo, South Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (lived in exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 June 1916
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialRue-David Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 21), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
50
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Murdoch and Rebecca LE BRUN, Darlimurla, Victoria. Native of Brunswick
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1970 Lance Corporal George John LE BRUN, 14th Bn, killed in action, 11 April 1917; 2nd Cousin: 3299 Lance Corporal Allan Bertram DALZELL, 59th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, Serapeum, 29 January 1916 (mumps); transferred to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 29 January 1916; discharged to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 16 February 1916; rejoined Bn, Serapeum, 5 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 31 March 1916.

Killed in action, 2 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEBRUN William Murdoch

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