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Leonard BOXALL

Regimental number20901
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address'Kooroomba', Helena Street, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs A C Boxall, 'Kooroomba', Helena Street, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date25 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 34th Battery
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36(a)/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Artillery
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when responsible for trench mortar operations during an attack. He put down an effective barrage, which greatly assisted the infantry in their advance. Later, he led a party into newly-captured territory and captured a 77m. gun and a 4.2 in. gun, which were turned on the enemy with good effect. Thanks to his fine leadership his party captured some fifty prisoners altogether.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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