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David LEES

Regimental number318
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
SchoolGoulburn Public School, New South Wales
OccupationEngine driver
AddressKununoppin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation45
Next of kinSister, Mrs J Lees, Boischere, Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizens Bushmens Contingent, Boer War - South Africa 1900.
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death2 May 1915
Age at death46
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Artillery Road Plot 12), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margaret LEES. Native of Goulburn, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsNephew: [323] 2nd Lt John Stanley LEES, 30th Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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