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Leslie Stuart BURNISTON

Regimental number2409
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolHawthorn College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationAgent
AddressNilma, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Burniston, 17 Elphin Grove, Auburn, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A6 Clan Maccorquodale on 6 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st C CORPS
FateReturned to Australia 16 November 1917
Place of death or woundingnr Beersheba
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 21), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
10
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: james and Mary BURNISTON, 17 Elphin Grove, Hamiltion, Victoria. Native of Hawthorn, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5548A Howard McCulloch BURNISTON, 23rd Bn, killed in action, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 7 August 1918.

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