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Leslie William BRADSHAW

Regimental number2487
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachine driver
AddressKnightsbridge, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ada Bradshaw, 3rd Street, Knightsbridge, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously reject for service due to teeth)
Enlistment date28 December 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Discharge date9 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Attached to 32nd Bn, Ferry Post, Egypt, 22 April 1916.

Taken on strength of 32nd Bn, Ferry Post, 12 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916; admitted to No 8 Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1916 (gunshot wound, neck); transferred to No 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, 22 July 1916; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 23 July 1916; discharged, 24 July 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 25 July 1916.

Rejoined 32nd Bn, 29 August 1916.

Admitted to 1st Anzac Medical Dressing Station, 22 November 1916 (influenza); transferred to No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 24 November 1916; to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station, 25 November 1916; to No 10 General Hospital, Rouen, 27 November 1916; to England, 2 December 1916; to No 1 London General Hospital, 8 December 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot from furlough, 7 March 1917 (Class B1A).

Marched out of No 1 Command Depot, 16 March 1916; transferred to, and taken on strength of 70th Bn, Windmill Hill, 23 March 1917.

Found guilty, 23 April 1917, of being absent without leave from 0700 hours parade, 21 April 1917: awarded 3 days' confined to barracks.

Found guilty, 18 July 1917, of (1) failing to salute an officer; (2) using insolent language to his superiors: award, admonished.

Marched into 69th Draft Bn, 19 September 1917, and transferred to 30th Bn the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 15 October 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 18 October 1915; taken on strength of 30th Bn, 26 October 1917.

Admitted to No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 13 May 1918 (boil on back); discharged, 17 May 1918, and rejoined unit the same day.

Admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 24 June 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, 24 June 1918; discharged, 3 July 1918; rejoined 30th Bn, 6 July 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 26 October 1918; rejoined unit, 13 November 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 2 April 1919; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Durham', 22 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 16 July 1917; discharged Adelaide (termination of period of enlistment), 9 September 1919.

Date of death7 December 1926
Age at death35
Place of burialNorth Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRADSHAW Leslie William

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