Leslie George BURSILL

BURSILL, Leslie George

Service Number: 540A
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Maryborough, Central Goldfields, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, France, 16 June 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Maryborough War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

19 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, 540A, 2nd ANZAC Cyclist Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Commonwealth embarkation_ship_number: A73 public_note: ''
19 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, 540A, 2nd ANZAC Cyclist Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
16 Jun 1918: Involvement Private, 540A, 5th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 540A awm_unit: 5 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-06-16


The details provided are taken from the book "Stealth Raiders - a few daring men in 1918" written by Lucas Jordan - refer to pages 107+108 and 263. Prior to the war he was a labourer of Maryborough Vic. He enlisted 26 May 1916 aged 21 years. He served with the 5th Infantry Battalion, but was unfortunately Killed in Action 16 June 1918. Lest We Forget.

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