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Ronald Douglas LESLIE

Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationInsurance clerk
Address'Alva', Moray Street, New Farm, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Barbara C Leslie,'Alva', Moray Street, New Farm, Queensland
Enlistment date3 July 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name26th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

'Has rendered excellent service, handled his btty with ability, and shown great coolness and gallantry under heavy fire, particularly at Pozieres.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: 2 October 1916

FateDied of wounds 5 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plto II, Row F, Grave No. 6), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Martha LESLIE; husband of Barbara LESLIE, "Alva", Moray Street, New Farm, Brisbane
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2320 Sergeant Arthur LESLIE, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 30 September 1918; Captain Walter Aland LESLIE, 1st Division Artillery, died of wounds, 6 May 1915; Cousins: 4660 Pte David MERSON, 26th Bn, died of wounds, 18 April 1918; 2784 Sergeant James Leslie MERSON, 47th Bn, killed in action, 31 August 1916.

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