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Leslie James SAUNDERS

Regimental number966
Place of birthMathinna, Tasmania
SchoolMathinna State School, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWood cutter
AddressMathinna, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Robert Saunders, Mathinna, Tasmania
Enlistment date23 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Family/military connectionsHe served with 2 cousins; one has bar killed in action.

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