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Leslie BYRNE

Regimental number310
Date of birth10 March 1894
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
Address'Warragan', 59 Bradley's Head Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Charles Robert Byrne, 'Warragan', 59 Bradley's Head Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name20th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF20
Promotion date: 1 October 1915


Unit: INF20
Promotion date: 15 March 1916

FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his company commander became a casualty he took command, and led the men out to meet the enemy attack, which was beaten off with loss. He afterwards reorganized his company, which had suffered many casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 83 Pte Charles Robert BYRNE, 6th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 17 September 1915.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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