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Regimental number891
Date of birth28 June 1893
Place of birthWilliamstowm, Victoria
OccupationFarm hamd
AddressPO, Beulah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinJ M Leslie, Beulah, Victoria
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name14th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Guerre (France)

'Work on the Somme, 1916, Bullecourt, Messines, Ypres, 1917, and at Merris in July 1918.'
Recommendation date: 30 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 November 1918

Croix de Guerre (France)

'For continuous devotion to duty and consistent coolness and bravery in action. For over two years this Gunner has carried the duties of Battery Linesman and rendered most valuable service in the following operations - SOMME 1916, BULLECOURT - MESSINES - YPRES 1917. Again at the capture of MERRIS in July 1918 Gunner LESLIE was one of the Brigade F.O.O. party, when he rendered most valuable service restoring communication under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Croix de Guerre, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as V82901, Australian Army Pay Corps, 29 January 1940-15 July 1946.

Miscellaneous detailsFull name: Hector Melville LESLIE
Date of death29 July 1962
Age at death69
Place of burialOld Numurkah Cemetery, Victoria

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