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Leslie BROADHEAD

Regimental number373
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressNewcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinmother,, Mrs Ada Broadhead, Young Street Lambton, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty for nearly three years, notably during the operations commencing 29 September, 1918, when employed on road construction and bridge building under heavy shell fire. He personally unloaded a very dangerous mine at Avesnes-Sans du Nord, and set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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