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Leslie TRENERRY

Regimental number323
Place of birthQueanbeyan New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressTrefusis, Moree, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs C S Trenerry, Commercial Manilla, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer, in charge of an ammunition convoy, came under very heavy shell fire when passing along a sunken road, the two leading teams of mules being killed and the leading wagon set on fire. He immediately diverted the remainder of the convoy, and then returned to assist the wounded, although the shell fire was still intense, and there was danger of the burning wagon exploding at any moment. He got all the wounded under cover and extinguished the fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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

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