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Leslie TOWNSEND

Regimental number6753
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHospital attendant
Address65 Ilbert Street, Harrow Road, Queen's Park Estate, London, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Minnie Townsend, 65 Ilbert Street, Harrow Road, Queen's Park Estate, London, England
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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