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Leonard Eardington ALLENDER

Regimental number6835
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
Address'The Ridge', Canterbury Road, Camberwell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Allender, Yerton, 'The Ridge', Canterbury Road, Camberwell, Victoria
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Battery 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBQMS
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 15 September 1918

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 20 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the operations covering the period September, to November, 1918, this N.C.O. has carried out the duties of Battery Q.M.S. He has proved himself at all times to be courageous and untiring in his efforts to maintain the supply of rations to the battery during the advance. His general bearing as a soldier under all circumstances and keen foresight, has been most conspicuous, with the result that during periods of great stress and hardship, the latter quality has assisted materially in the comfort and health of the men. His conduct has earned him the respect of all who came in contact with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 June 1968

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