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Leslie John WALLACE

Regimental number2224
Place of birthStawell, Victoria
AddressCororooke via Colac, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 0"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Wallace, Cororooke via Colac, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 18 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 June 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Colac Cemetery, Victoria. Photo: Ian Marr
Discharge date5 November 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 25th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 10 January 1916.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, Ismailia, 10 February 1916, and discharged same day (no further details recorded).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 19 March 1916 (pneumonia); transferred to Moussat Indian Stationary Hospital 20 March 1916 ('dangerously ill); transferred to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Marseilles; listed as 'still dangerously ill', 17 April 1916.

Listed as 'now convalescent', 1 May 1916.

Transferred to No 2 British Hospital, 7 June 1916, and transferred same day to hospital ship; to England, and admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 15 June 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board Ht 'Euripides', 24 June 1916 (chronic pneumonia); disembarked Melbourne, 8 August 1916; discharged (medically unfit), 5 November 1916.

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death13 April 1926
Age at death41
Place of burialAtherton Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALLACE Leslie John

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