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Leslie Fairbairn SANGSTER

Regimental number879
Place of birthDookie, Victoria
SchoolKing St State School, West Melbourne and Melbourne High School, Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingTeachers Training College
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressRailway place north, Fairfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William Beaton Sangster, Railway place north, Fairfield, Victoria
Previous military service72nd Infantry
Enlistment date23 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAnzac Cyclist Battalion, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number12/2/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAt age of 13 he was Dux of King St School, West Melbourne and had won the Percy Walker Prize twice. Passed junior Public at 15 and Senior Public and Exhibition at 16. At 19yrs he had passed for 1st, 2nd and 3rd yr arts and had gained the Diploma of Education. Then appointed teacher in Hamilton High School.
FateKilled in Action 18 August 1918
Place of death or woundingHarbonnieres, France
Age at death21.11
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 3), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margaret SANGSTER, 20 Railway Place, North Fairfield, Victoria

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