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Leslie Henry FAIRHEAD

Regimental number6260
Place of birthBeverley, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressBeverley, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Anne Fairhead, Pingelly, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 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 9 December 1918
Discharge date5 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

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

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 17 January 1917.

Admitted to No 18 General Hospital, Camiers, 18 January 1917 (mumps); discharged, and marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 1 March 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 12 March 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, 13 March 1917.

Detached to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 16 October 1917; rejoined unit, 27 October 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 6 February 1918; rejoined unit, 23 February 1918.

Admitted to No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 12 May 1918, and transferred to No 20 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (otitis media); to No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, 13 May 1918; to England, 26 May 1918; to Horton County of London War Hospital, Epsom, 27 May 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 1 July 1918; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 6 July 1918 (chronic suppuration middle ears); discharged to furlough, 25 September 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 19 January 1919; discharged Perth (medically unfit), 5 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 November 1966
SourcesNAA: B2455, FAIRHEAD Leslie Henry

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