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Leslie George MORRIS

Regimental number466
Place of birthRutherglen, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWerribee, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, Martin Morris, Werribee, Victoria
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets (2 years); 29th Australian Light Horse (3 years)
Enlistment date16 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 September 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 15, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of disease 20 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemtery (Plot LXVII, Row K, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Martin and Emma J. MORRIS, Werribee, Victoria. Native of Rutherglen, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 25 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 December 1916; marched into No 6 and 7 Camp Details, Perham Downs, 29 December 1916.

Marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 3 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 April 1917; marched into Machine Gun Depot, Camiers, 25 April 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 5 May 1917; taken on strength of 15th Machine Gun Company, 6 May 1917.

On command at Offensive Warfare School, 8 May 1917; rejoined unit, 25 May 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 19 February 1918; rejoined unit, 9 March 1918.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 14 May 1918.

Reverts to the rank of Private, 8 July 1918, to conform to establishment.

Wounded in action, 29 September 1918; admitted to No 132 Field Ambulance, 29 September 1918 (abrasion, chest); transferred to No 50 Casualty Clearing Station, 29 September 1918; to No 10 Ambulance Train, 29 September 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 1 October 1918; discharged, 8 October 1918, and marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, the same day.

Marched into Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 12 October 1918.

Admitted to No 20 General Hospital, Camiers, 16 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Died, No 20 General Hospital, 20 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MORRIS Leslie George

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