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Leslie Francis ESSEX

Regimental number2404
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address24 Arundel Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Anne Greenham, 157 Holland Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military service86th Infantry
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 20 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 August 1917
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 32), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Joseph and Mary Ann ESSEX, 24 Arundel Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2403 Pte Cecil John ESSEX, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 25 August 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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