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Leslie Hayton ROOKE

Regimental number3001
Date of birth--/08/1899
Place of birthNyngan New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith, improver
AddressCanbelego, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William John Rooke, Canbelego, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Date of death13 May 1961
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium, New South Wales
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date17 December 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 May 1961
Age at death61

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