Leslie Thomas LEIGHTON

LEIGHTON, Leslie Thomas

Service Number: 2390
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 21 October 1885
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Burnley State School
Occupation: Commercial traveller
Died: Illness (Heart failure), United Kingdom, France, 8 June 1918, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery, England
Row C, Grave No. 276, Tidworth Military Cemetery, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, 2390, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Star of England embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
21 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, 2390, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide

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1914/15 Star Medal (number 82691?), British War Medal (number 20911?) and Victory Medal (20633)


There is also a monument inscription for Leslie Leighton with his mother's grave, Fanny Leighton, at Boroondara General Cemetery, Park Hill Road, Kew, Victoria, Church of England section, Site B 2239.
It reads:
Inscription: In loving memory of our dear mother Fanny Leighton died 5th Dec 1922 aged 62 years and of Corporal Leslie Thomas Leighton died in England 08/06/1918 aged 33 years also Bertie Leighton died 2 Jan 1888 aged 8 months.