The AIF Project

Leslie Thomas ANDERSON

Regimental number22005
Place of birthEuroa, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDriver
AddressWallington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, T Anderson, Wallington, Victoria
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 23, Battery 107
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 24 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the period September 17th to December 31st, 1918, Bombardier ANDERSON has shown conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Throughout the rapid advance this Non Commissioned Officer, on several occasions took charge of his gun, and handled the detachment with skill and marked ability at critical times. His courage and initiative were an inspiration to all around him.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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