Leslie Norman STIMSON

Regimental number18944
Place of birth211 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolPetersham Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLoco fireman
Address171 Victoria Street, Leisham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W Stimson, 171 Victoria Street, Leisham, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets Petersham Public School, Private and Corporal.
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 27
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHis father served in the Imperial Army 57th Regt and rose to be a Color Sergeant in that Regt. Discharged in Ceylon 1879 to serve on the State Railway.
FateKilled in Action 6 June 1917
Place of death or woundingPloegsteert, Belgium
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. II), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Harriet STIMSON, 171 Victoria Street, Lewisham, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin William Arthur Stimson 7th Regt Light Horse served throughout the war, Egypt, Gallipoli and Palestine.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal