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Leslie Glenmore O'BRIEN

Regimental number240
Place of birthWellington New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSun Top via Wellington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James O'Brien, Sun Top via Wellington, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 9, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Bridget Agnes O'BRIEN, "Glenmore", Suntop, Wellington, New South Wales

Military Medal

'This man displayed most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations in the vicinity of HARBONNIERES, East of VILLERS BRETONNEUX on 8th August 1918. He carried his gun forward through very heavy machine gun and rifle fire and got it into action, dispersing the enemy, thereby allowing the Infantry to continue their advance. Throughout the operations he set a splendid example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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