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Leslie Clarence TORMEY

Regimental number3488
Place of birthWarrnambool Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHigh Street, Terang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinBrother, C Tormey, Terang, Victoria
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919

Military Medal

'During the fighting east of YPRES on 20th September, 1917, Pte. TORMEY did gallant work as a stretcher bearer carrying wounded back through the barrage until he was wounded. He refused to go to the rear and though unable to carry a stretcher, continued to do splendid work dressing the wounded in the open under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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

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