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Leslie Arnold WARD

Place of birthLaidley, Queensland
SchoolIpswich Grammar School, Queensland, and State School, Queensland
AddressNewtown, Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James Courtney Ward, Spring Gardens, Newtown, Ipswich, Queensland
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant (Honorary Lieutenant)
Unit name26th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 November 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death22
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row K, Grave 29), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Courtenay and Elizabeth WARD.
Family/military connectionsBrother: [211] Lt Cyril Cutcliffe WARD MC, 26th Bn, died of wounds, 8 March 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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