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Leslie Hector TIERNEY

Regimental number1619
Place of birthBuninyong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinJ Tierney, Watchem, Victoria
Enlistment date8 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollA.Prov Corps
FateReturned to Australia
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on 9 August, 1918, near Lihons. When his platoon commander became a casualty this N.C.O. took charge and pressed on to the objective across ground swept by heavy machine gun fire. A counter attack developed but he placed his platoon in position and drove the enemy back.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2070 Pte James Herbert TIERNEY, 6th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 8 October 1918.
Date of death15 March 1933

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