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Regimental number15795
Date of birth1898
Place of birthMolesworth, Tasmania
OccupationHall porter
AddressGlenora Road, New Norfolk, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 3"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Victoria Elizabeth Bosworth Witzerman, Glenora Road, New Norfolk, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in Cadets; 1 year in 93rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date29 October 1917
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Army Service Corps, November 1917 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Ormonde on 2 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAnzac Mounted Division Train, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 26 July 1919
Discharge date3 October 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Melbourne, 2 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 4 April 1918.

Marched in to AASC Training Depot, Moascar, 9 June 1918.

Marched out to Anzac Mounted Division Train, 6 July 1918; taken on strength, 32nd Company, AASC, in the field, 9 July 1918, and appointed Driver.

Detached to 36th Company, AASC, 19 July 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 23 August 1918.

Found guilty, 25 August 1918, of neglect to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, on 25 August 1918, in that he failed to wake the Orderly NCO: awarded 120 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 47th Stationary Hospital, 17 November 1918 (malaria); transferred to 44th Stationary Hospital, 20 November 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 21 November 1918; discharged, 21 January 1919; marched in to AASC Training Depot, Moascar, 25 January 1919; rejoined 32nd Company, AASC, in the field, 2 February 1919.

Marched out to Anzac Details, Kantara, 12 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Burma', 26 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 3 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WITZERMAN Leslie John

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