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Leslie Kenneth BROWNING

Regimental number827
Date of birth--/02/1894
OccupationBank clerk
AddressLlewellyn Street, Rhodes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes Browning, Llewellyn Street, Rhodes, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name20th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: -
Promotion date: 23 October 1916

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led out a patrol, successfully engaged a strong party of the enemy, and brought back most valuable information. He set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Though badly wounded before the battalion had reached his first objective, this officer insisted on carrying on, and took over the command of his company. When the objective had been gained, he superintended the work of consolidation, until the pain and loss of blood caused by his wound forced him to lie down. Still refusing to be evacuated he continued to receive and send messages. On a further advance and re-consolidation by the battalion, he again insisted on being carried up to the new point, where he supervised the work of consolidation though under very heavy hostile shell fire. His wonderful grit and eetermination proved a fine example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross and Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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