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Leslie Colin BLICK

Date of birth21 May 1891
Place of birthTimor, Victoria
SchoolHumffray Street State School, Ballarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address101 Victoria Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, A J Blick, 101 Victoria Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name7th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMr Charles Fenner, Principal of the Ballarat School of Mines, wrote: 'Lieut. Blick did meritorious service at this school, and from 1907-1910 was assistant to Prof. Walker in the chemical laboratories. He was a very popular student, both with his teachers and fellow students, and entered fully into the life of all branches of the school.' Parents: Albert and Caroline BLICK, 101 Caroline Street, Footscray; son: Leslie Harris BLICK.
FateKilled in Action 25-30 April 1915
Date of death25-30 April 1915 ; secondary dod: 25/04/1915
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 27), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Caroline BLICK, husband of Jeanette BROWN (formerly BLICK), 58 Droop Street, Footscray, Victoria. Native of Ballarat, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Led his men ashore in the first contingent at the landing, 25 April 1915; shot by a sniper.

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

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