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Leslie Norman WARD

Regimental number1671
Date of birth12 April 1893
Place of birthCharlieville, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEdward Street, Charleville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Ann Ward, Myrtle Villa, Edward Street, Charleville, Queensland
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 September 1918
Place of burialJeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row B, Grave 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James William and Sarah Ann WARD.

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He maintained his post against heavy odds. Though temporarily out of action by a shell burst, he resumed duty and organised another post with some details, manning it with a Lewis gun, which he fired point blank at the enemy. At the end of the day he took part in a counter attack falling exhausted when he reached the objective.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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