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Leslie LOCKE

Regimental number1381
ReligionChurch of England
Address326 Victoria Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinJ Locke, 326 Victoria Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date4 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1300
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Resource and determination in carrying important messages under heavy barrages, rendering valuable assistance. (Polygon Wood, 20 September 1917)'
Recommendation date: 27 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918

Military Medal

'During the atack on POLYGON WOOD east of YPRES on 20th September, 1917, Pte. LOCKE was employed as a Company Eunner during the advance. He continually carried messages of utmost importance through heavy barrages to forward posts and Battalion Headquarters and showed fine resource and determination. His work was highly commended by his Company Commander.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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