Leslie Francis CORNISH

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CORNISH, Leslie Francis

Service Number: 3720
Enlisted: 11 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, 21 September 1897
Home Town: Jamestown, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Mount Gambier Public School
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Killed in Action, Bullecourt, France, 6 May 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery
Row F, Grave No.6
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Adelaide Rowing Club Pictorial Honour Board Great War, Mount Gambier M1 War Memorial*
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World War 1 Service

11 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3720, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3720, 10th Infantry Battalion,

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23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3720, 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
6 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3720, 10th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)

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Biography

3720 Private Leslie Francis Cornish, 10th Battalion who was an 18 year old blacksmith from Jamestown, South Australia when he enlisted on 11 August 1915. He embarked for overseas with the 12th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 2 December 1915 aboard RMS Malwa.

While serving with the 10th Battalion in France, he was killed in action on 6 May 1917 near Bullecourt and is buried in the Noreuil Australian Cemetery, France. He was a member of the Adelaide Rowing Club from whence his photograph was obtained.

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