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Leslie William SUTHERLAND

Regimental number4
Place of birthMurrumbeena Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressMelbourne Street, Murrumbeena, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinI Sutherland, 'Lera', Neerim Road, Murrumbeena, Victoria
Previous military service19th Signal Troop Army Engineers
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1st Signal Troop (1st Light Horse Brigade)
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1919)

FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He maintained communications during the day under dangerous and difficult conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He continually carried out difficult reconnaissances and brought in most valuable reports, though he was often attacked by hotile planes. He showed the greatest initiative and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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