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Leslie Herbert WALLACE

Regimental number5477
Place of birthKirby's Meadow, Sutton Forest, New South Wales
SchoolConvent School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationNight officer Railways
AddressWingello, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J.M. Wallace, Binalong, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was a Signaller in 53rd Battalion.
FateDied of wounds 26 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death24
Place of burialSt Sever Cemetery Extension (Area P, Plot XI, Row D, Grave 5b), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Murray and Ellen Jane WALLACE.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2756 Pte Arthur Richard WALLACE, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 June 1919; Cousin: 243 Pte Harold HAHN, 18th Bn, died of wounds, 23 June 1916; Uncle: 301 Corporal Stanley Murray WALLACE, 20th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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