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Leslie Russell ETHERTON

Regimental number1633
Place of birthBroughton, Victoria
SchoolState School, Peechimber West, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressBroughton, via Nhill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Etherton, Broughton, via Nhill, Victoria
Enlistment date25 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Served in France on the Western Front, 1916, contracted Trench Fever. Returned to his Unit, four days in the front line and gassed, then again returned to his unit and killed.' (details from father)
FateKilled in Action 25 June 1918
Place of death or woundingMericourt, France
Age at death25
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in (former) Methodist Church, Broughton, Victoria. Parents: Isaac and Elizabeth ETHERTON, Broughton, Nhill, Victoriae
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1209 Pte Benjamin Holden ETHERTON, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 17 September 1915; 840 Pte Herbert Henry ETHERTON, 1st Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 29 May 1919; 841 Driver Lawrence Frederick ETHERTON, 2nd Division Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 27 April 1919; also six cousins. Two killed.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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