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Leslie Algernon Joseph REED

Regimental number2974
Date of birth19 August 1894
Place of birthLaura, South Australia
AddressLaura, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.5
Height5' 8.25"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMrs Christina M Reed, Laura, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1917
Discharge date16 July 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6882 Pte Melville Frederick REED, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 8 April; 1917; discharged (medically unfit: flat feet), Adelaide, 16 July 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 May 1965
Age at death70
Place of burialCentennial Park Garden of Remembrance, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, REED Leslie Algernon Joseph

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