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Leslie Isaac LINWOOD

Regimental number2702
Place of birthToowoomba Queensland
SchoolToowoomba East State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, James Linwood, Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Guerre


Recommendation date: 8 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Medals

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was engaged with his Section on maintenance and repair of forward roads near Le VERGIEUR during the offensive operations on September 19th, 20th and 21st 1918. On several occasions his party was subjected to most trying hostile shell fire. Lance Corporal LINWOOD by his personal example of coolness and courage consistently held his men together on each occasion, and, displaying much energy and determination did excellent work under most trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Date of death1 October 1984
Place of burialToowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, Queensland

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