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Leslie Thomas RICE

Regimental number9908
Date of birth13 January 1897
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
Address'Woniora', Drummond Street, Belmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 9"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Rice, 'Woniora,' Drummond Street, Belmore, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets and in the Sydney University Scouts; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train Army Service Corps 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A10 Karoo on 5 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Motor Transport Section
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Discharge date9 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 5 May 1916; disembarked Suez, 7 June 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 24 June 1916 (abdominal pains); discharged to duty, 25 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 August 1916; marched in to No 4 Camp Training Depot, Parkhouse, England, 21 August 1916.

Attached to Australian Motor Transport Section, UK, 23 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 February 1917.

Appointed Driver, 26 August 1917.

Transferred to 4th Australian Division Supply Column, 29 September 1917.

On leave, 19 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 8 March 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 12 January 1919; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, from leave, 27 January 1919.

Admitted to hospital, Weymouth, 3 February 1919; marched in to No 2 Command Depot from hospital, 14 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Derbyshire', 2 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 17 April 1919, to disembarked Sydney; discharged, Sydney, 9 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Drummoyne Street.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICE Leslie Thomas

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