Leslie Oliver DOUGLAS MM

DOUGLAS, Leslie Oliver

Service Number: 530
Enlisted: 26 August 1914, Randwick
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia, 10 February 1894
Home Town: Gunnedah, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Schooling: Gunnedah Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Plumber
Memorials: Gunnedah Public School WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 530, 1st Infantry Battalion, Randwick
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 530, 1st Infantry Battalion
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 530, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 530, 1st Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
19 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Pioneer Battalion
5 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 5th Pioneer Battalion
23 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 5th Pioneer Battalion
23 Oct 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, 530, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HT Lyttleton, England for return to Australia (1914 leave) - arriving 25 December 1918.
29 Nov 1918: Honoured Military Medal, For fearlessness, bravery and devotion to duty under heavy shell fire at Villers Bretonneux on 9 May 1918 (gas) and Morlancourt on 1 July 1918 in evacuating wounded and leading section to safety.
25 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, 530, 5th Pioneer Battalion

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