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Leslie Byrt PRITCHARD

Date of birth1 July 1892
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
Other trainingUniversity of Melbourne, Victoria (Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Honours Class 2, April 1914)
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAgricultural expert
Address9 Coburg Street, Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, J B Pritchard, 9 Coburg Street, Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name22nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
97
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Byrt and Charlotte Eveline Harriett PRITCHARD, "Montrose", 24 Downs Street, Brunswick, Victoria. Native of Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 26 May 1916. Attached to the 22nd Bn, 23 June 1916. Reported missing in action; subsequently confirmed killed in action, 5 August 1916.

Buried north of Pozieres, subsequently reinterred in Courcelette British Cemetery, 1 mile NNE of Pozieres.

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

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