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Leslie James FACKRELL

Regimental number1700
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address34 Princes Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Carrie T Madden, 34 Princes Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of death incorrectly recorded on Nominal Roll as 4 August 1917.
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 20), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 25 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1030502: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FACKRELL Leslie James
Red Cross file 1030502

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