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Leslie James * MORSHEAD

Date of birth18 September 1889
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
Other NamesMORSHEAD, Leslie James~
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool master
Address32 Tress Street, Mt Pleasant, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Morshead, 32 Tress Street, Mt Pleasant, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant-Colonel
Unit name33rd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31728 (12 January 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133 (1 April 1920).

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Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Legion D'Honneur : Croix de Chevalier (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commanded 33rd Battalion, 1916-19. Medals: Legion D'Honneur : Croix de Chevalier (France), British War Medal, Victory Medal

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