|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Hackney, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Salop Street, North Kensington, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs L Robbins, Salop Street, North Kensington, South Australia|
|Previous military service||3 yrs Senior Cadets 78th Batt 1 yr Cit Forces 79th Batt|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||48th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'At PASSCHENDAELE RIDGE, north east of ZONNEBEKE on the 12th October, 1917. For gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack this N.C.O. at great personal risk established a post on extreme left flank of Company frontage to guard against every approach along Railway line. This action dealt effectively with a group of enemy snipers who had been posted in an infilading position further down the line in rear. He displayed a striking example to the men under him by his coolness courage and smartness in grasping different situations and placing his men in the best suitable positions. He rendered valuable assistance in organising the Garrison in original frontline after the retirement. He carried on for several hours after being wounded and had to be ordered to evacuate.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Commenced return to Australia on board 'Field Marshall', 19 March 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 May 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 6 June 1918.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath not attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||41|
|Place of burial||AIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ROBBINS Leslie Thomas Francis|