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Leslie DAVIDSON

Regimental number3066
Place of birthTraralgon, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarter
AddressTraralgon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Alfred Davidson, Traralgon, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date21 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 8th Bn, 24 February 1916; taken on strength, 8th Bn, Serapeum, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 31 March 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 22 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 13 September 1918.

Marched out, 5 March 1919, for return to Australia; marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 21 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Soudan', 12 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 29 June 1919 ; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 21 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as DAVISON .
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAVIDSON Leslie

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