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Leslie PYERS

Regimental number2134
Place of birthCharlton Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressYawong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, G Pyers, Yawong, Victoria
Enlistment date25 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 7th June, 1917, during operations south of MESSINES. This man was wounded during the assault on the enemy's front line, but refused to return to have his wounds dressed. He carried important messages to our advanced line under an intense hostile barrage. He was again wounded and although weak from exhaustion and loss of blood insisted on delivering his message before having his wounds dressed. He displayed the highest quality of courage and devotion to duty throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 November 1955
Age at death62
Place of burialCharlton Cemetery

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