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Leslie George CAMERON

Regimental number4769
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDriver
Address168 Easey Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Cameron, 70 Oxford Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4769A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circularenlisted 6 December 1915 - 5th Bn 15th Reinforcements; taken on strength 60th Bn 20 April 1916.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Found guilty, Ferry PPost, 1 June 1916, of disobedience of orders, in that he ate portion of his iron rations without orders: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on Red Cross File No 680105: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-1919.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMERON Leslie George
Red Cross File No 680105

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