Leslie Roy ARNHEIM MM

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ARNHEIM, Leslie Roy

Service Number: 12692
Enlisted: 4 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Field Ambulance
Born: Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Sister's of St Joseph
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 4 October 1917
Cemetery: Nine Elms British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 12692, Adelaide, South Australia
31 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 12692, 11th Field Ambulance, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 12692, 11th Field Ambulance, HMAT Suevic, Adelaide
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 12692, 1st Field Ambulance, Broodseinde Ridge
4 Oct 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Broodseinde Ridge

Military Medal Citation

He acted as stretcher bearer in the forward area during the operations east of YPRES on 4th, 5th and 6th October 1917. He made many journeys over shell torn and muddy country, carrying wounded from R.A.P.s to nearby Post, and displayed courage and endurance of a high standard. During one of his trips the whole stretcher party was blown up by a shell, Private ARNHEIM being severely wounded.

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Biography

Son of Charles Trosby ARNHEIM and Mary Agnes nee MAXWELL

Awarded Military Medal

Biography contributed by Charles Campbell College

Leslie Arnheim was employed at the Walkerville Brewery prior to enlisting. He enlisted in January 1916 and served in the Field Ambulance. He was wounded in the chest by shellfire at the battle of Broodseinde Ridge on or about 4 October 1917 and died of his wounds. His actions at Broodseinde resulted in him receiving the Military Medal. According to the recommendation:

'On 4th., 5th., and 6th.October, east of YPRES, he acted as stretcher bearer in the Forward area, during the operations. He made many journeys over shell torn and muddy country, carrying wounded from Regimental Aid Posts to Bearer Posts and displayed courage and endurance of a high standard. During one of this trips the whole stretcher party was blown up by a shell, and Private ARNHEIM was severely wounded.'

 

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