Cecil Melville DESLANDES


DESLANDES, Cecil Melville

Service Number: 3046
Enlisted: 29 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glanville, Semaphore, South Australia, 9 July 1883
Home Town: Semaphore, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Messrs. Caterer & Macklin College, Semaphore
Occupation: Architect's draftsman
Died: Died of wounds, France, 5 July 1917, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3046, 16th Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
14 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3046, 16th Infantry Battalion
14 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3046, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
5 Jul 1917: Involvement Sergeant, SN 3046, 16th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

In 1920, Sergeant C M Delslandes, who was killed in France was an architect.  His instruments are for sale, and may be inspected at his father's residence, Water Street Semaphore. Diggers Gazette, April 1920.

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Cecille Melville DESLANDES was born in Glanville, Semaphore, South Australia on 9th July, 1883

His parents were William Frederick DESLANDES and Rebecca PICKHAVER

Medals:  1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal