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Charles Herbert Eli LEYSHON

Regimental number6796
Place of birthMiddle Park Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
Address'Glencoe', Homebush Crescent, Homebush, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Jane Leyshon, 'Glencoe,' Homebush Crescent, Homebush, New South Wales
Previous military service40th Infantry
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1, Reinforcement 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orsova on 11 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Villers-Bretonneux on 6th & 7th August 1918.'

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Charles Herbert Leyshon on NR
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 6th August, 1918 and 7th August, 1918 at VILLERS BRETONNEUX near AMIENS, this N.C.O. and Sapper [6261 A.V. Sims and Leyshon] were two of a party manning a forward exchange. The lines from this exchange to batteries passed through a heavily shelled area. Both these men showed an utter disregard for personal safety and by continually patrolling and mending lines day and night, thereby enabling most satisfactory communications to be maintained to the batteries and information of artillery importance to be transmitted to Headquarters prior to Zero Hour.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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