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Leslie Edward DUNSTAN

Regimental number6253
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPrinters operator
AddressTimpleton Wittenoom Street, Bunbury, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elvira Anne Dunstan, 22 Campbell Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 April 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date1 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 10 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 December 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 29 December 1916.

Marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot from hospital, 26 February 1917.

Transferred to 32nd Bn, 5 March 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 6 March 1917.

Admitted to No 8 Australian Field Ambulance, 17 July 1917; transferred to No 56 Casualty Clearing Station, 17 July 1917 (deformed toe, right foot); to Ambulance Train, 18 July 1917; to No 17 General Hospital, Rouen, 19 July 1917; to England, 30 July 1917; to Military Hospital, Richmond, 31 July 1917; discharged to furlough, 17 August 1917, and to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 31 August 1917.

Classified B1A3, No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 13 September 1917.

Classified A3, 17 September 1917.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Perham Downs, 21 September 1917.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 3 November 1917.

Classified C3, 9 November 1917.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1917; discharged Perth (medically unfit: tachycardia), 1 March 1918.

Medal: British War Medal.
Date of death30 March 1968
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUNSTAN Leslie Edward

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