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Leslie George FAINT

Regimental number417
Date of birth--/02/1894
Place of birthKellys Plain New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressKellys Plains, Northern Line, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, A Faint, Kellys Plains, Northern Line, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name33rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF33
Promotion date: 3 November 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: INF33
Promotion date: 12 April 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Work near Brau-sur-Somme on 22-23 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 9 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Bray on 22nd and 23rd August 1918. In command of a platoon he kept in touch with the battalion on his left, twice filling gaps that occurred, and strengthening that flank. He showed initiative and judgment and led his men unflinchingly through intense fire until he was wounded.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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