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Leslie James BACKHOUSE

Regimental number2859
Date of birth28 August 1896
Place of birthNelligen, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressNellingen, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Backhouse, Currawang Creek, Clyde Road, Braidwood, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 May 1916
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Discharge date10 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 8 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right leg), Sydney, 10 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No Q203763.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BACKHOUSE Leslie James

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