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Leslie Thomas WHITMORE

Regimental number631
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
OccupationProduce agent
Address618 Armstrong Street, Ballarat North, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah Margettable Whitmore, 618 Armstrong Street, Ballarat North, Victoria
Enlistment date1 December 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 15, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/20/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'Throughout the operations from Villers-Bretonneux to Peronne, from 8 August to 5 September, 1918, he has shown conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Repeatedly it has been through his utter disregard for personal safety that his guns have been brought into action to afford the utmost support to our infantry, and have in consequence materially assisted in the success of these operations. He has throughout the period 25 February to 16 September 1918, set a splendid example of courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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