Leslie James Lachlan CUBBINS

Regimental number3126
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolBrighton Road State School, St Kilda, Victoria
Other trainingServed 3 years in the Victorian Rifles, 5 years in the Victorian Scottish Regiement.
AddressSt Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.5"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Dorothy Mair Cubbins, 12 Myrtle Street, East St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceVictoria Rifles (3 years); Victoria Scottish Regiment (5.5 years, still serving)
Enlistment date6 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateDied of disease 21 October 1918
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Belgium
Age at death27
Place of burialSte Marie Cemetery (Div. 62, Plot V, Row M, Grave No. 10), Le Havre. France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Jessie CUBBINS, St. Kilda; husband of Dorothy M. CUBBINS, "Peronne", 24 Charles Street, St. Kilda, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 16 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 February 1917, and marched into 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 May 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 15 May 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 28 May 1917, and taken on strength of 57th Bn, in the field, the same day.

Wounded in action, 25 September 1917; admitted to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 26 September 1917, and transferred to No 2 Ambulance Train, the same day (shrapnel wound, right cheek); to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 27 September 1917; to England, 23 October 1917; to Reading War Hospital, 24 October 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 November 1917; discharged to furlough, 24 November 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 9 December 1917.

Found guilty, 29 December 1917, of being absent without leave from 1530 hours, 27 December 1917, until 1900 hours, 28 December 1917: award, admonished, and forfeits 2 days' pay by Royal Warrant.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 14 January 1918.

Marched into 15th Training Bn, Codford, 23 January 1918.

On Command at 5th Division Signal School, Codford, 24 January 1918, and attached to 14th Training Bn the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 May 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 19 May 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 24 May 1918; taken on strength of 60th Bn, in the field, 2 June 1918.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 30 August 1918; admitted to No 6 Australian Field Ambulance, 30 August 1918, and transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, the same day (shrapnel wound, wrist and hand); to No 11 Stationary Hospital, 4 September 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 4 September 1918; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, Buchey, 5 September 1918; discharged, 11 October 1918, and marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, the same day.

Admitted to No 40 Stationary Hospital, Harfleur, 16 October 1918 (influenza).

Died, No 40 Stationary Hospital, 21 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CUBBINS Leslie James Lachlan