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Leslie Francis BOTTOM

Regimental number168
Place of birthCooma, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressLos Angeles, Bradley Street, Cooma, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height6' 0"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Bottom, Bradley Street, Cooma, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in Senior Cadets; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Place of enlistmentKensington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1344 Corporal Joseph Charles BOTTOM, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 8 August 1918; [4900] Lt William James SPENCER, 15th Bn, killed in action, 4 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devon', 24 September 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 23 November 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, Sydney, 17 March 1921.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service (tuberculosis of spine).
Date of death28 April 1921 Randwick Military Hospital, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOTTOM Leslie Francis

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