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Leslie James WEST

Regimental number242
Place of birthKempsey New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStorekeeper
AddressRidge Street, Merewether, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Clara Blanche West, Ridge Street, Merewether, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name35th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 April 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of carrying parties. He continued carrying after thirty six hours continuous work, with all his party casualties. He proceeded in his work until the companies he was carrying for were suppjlied with water, although several times nearly blown up by shells bursting close to him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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