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John George LESLIE

Regimental number4850
Place of birthQueenscliff Victoria
AddressNoorinbee, via Orbost, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Mr J M Leslie, Noorinbee, via Orbost, Victoria
Enlistment date20 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Consistent good work during operations on 20-23 September 1917 E. of Ypres. Also for gallant act of rescue.'
Recommendation date: 28 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918

Military Medal

'During the operations east og YPRES on 20/23rd September 1917, L/Cpl. LESLIE brought his section complete to the trenches without loss. During the bombardment on the evening of the 21st a shell burst close by him and buried two men. In spite of heavy shelling he dug them out.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 March 1958
Age at death63
Place of burialCann River Cemetery, Victoria

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