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Leslie James MOORHOUSE

Date of birth29 October 1886
Place of birthEchuca, Victoria
SchoolEchuca State School; Echuca Grammar School, Victoria
OccupationBank officer
AddressHawthorn, Victoria
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Henry Moorhouse, 61 Manning Tree Road, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name14th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Echuca branch, 3 December 1903. transferred to Mansfield branch (as ledger keeper), 20 June 1908; to Urana branch (as assistant), 15 August 1910; to Head Office, Sydney, 18 October 1912; to Parramatta branch (as ledger keeper), 26 November 1912.
FateKilled in Action 1 October 1916
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialRidge Wood Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row L, Grave No. 2), Voormezeele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Louisa MOORHOUSE, 61 Manningtree Road, Hawthorn, Victoria. Native of Echuca, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Promoted Sergeant, Broadmeadows Camp, 2 March 1915; 2nd Lt, 24 March 1915.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1915; invalided to England; rejoined unit in Egypt, 20 December 1915.

Killed by a shell shortly after returning from a successful raid on German trwenches.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), pp. 289-90.

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