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Leslie Waldron BLAKE

Regimental number1069
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelegraphist
Address80 Darlington Road, Darlington
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Hebrew, 80 Darlington Road, Darlington
Enlistment date17 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Work on 9 October 1917 near Zonnebeke.
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of his company during at attack. His careful direction of the covering fire of his men on targets likely to hold up the positio was largely responsible for the success of the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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