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Leslie William COCKSHELL

Regimental number63945
Date of birth25 September 1898
Place of birthTerowie, South Australia
SchoolBroken Hill South Public School and High School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressLaura, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.10
Height5' 10"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinFather, W G Cockshell, Laura, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 81st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date21 July 1917
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 29 October 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Casualty Clearing Station
Fatenig No details enetered on Nominal
Discharge date31 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Contracted Spanish influenza; invalided to France; recovered.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 1 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 31 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 May 1964
Age at death65
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, COCKSHELL Leslie William

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