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Leonard Frederick SLOCOMBE

Regimental number3116
Place of birthClapham, Louton, England
SchoolClapham College, London
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, C Slocombe, 44 Endlesham Road, Balham London SW, England
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"As a boy anxious in colonial life. Left England under auspice of New South Wales government on the "Ballarat" in 1914 and went to a farm school at Wollombai near Lismore. But after leaving home he went to Lismore for his health and was employed there at the 'Stores'. Joined the A.I.F. in 1915, serving in Egypt and France. Fought at Boursres, Fleurbaix, Armentieres, Ypres, Flers and Delville Wood. He died in a hospital at Rouen, and was buried at St Steven's cemetary at Rouen.
FateDied of wounds 25 February 1917
Age at death19.9
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block O, Plot V, Grave No. 12), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Frances SLOCOMBE, 44 Endlesham Road, Balham, London, England

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