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Leslie BYRNE

Regimental number414
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
Address46 Brunswick Road, West Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Miss Lila Byrne, Miners Store, South Dudley, Victoria
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 4 September 1918

FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
141
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Sarah Jane BYRNE. Native of Trentham, Victoria
Medals

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 had many casualties.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

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