Leslie Haliburton FYNMORE


FYNMORE, Leslie Haliburton

Service Number: 628
Enlisted: 18 January 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Moonee Ponds, Victoria, 1889
Home Town: Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: Moonee Ponds State School
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 23 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

18 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 628, 21st Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 628, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 628, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
29 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 628, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
23 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 628, 21st Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Leslie Haliburton FYNMORE was born in 1889 in Moonee Ponds, Victoria 

His parents were Frank FYNMORE and Henrietta Ida CARROLL

He had previous service in the CMF with the 55th Infantry before he enlisted in Melbourne on 18th January 1915 with the 21st Infantry Battalion, C Company, 6th Infantry Brigade - they embarked from Melbourne on 10th May, 1915 on the ship Ulysses

He survived a torpedo attack on the troopship "Southland" enroute to Gallipoli & spent 6 weeks at Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli peninsula

He was admitted to hospital shp Anzac on 18th October, 1915 with Enteric Fever and also admitted to the 3rd General Hospital in Newport on 16th January, 1915

Leslie was Killed in Action on 23rd August, 1916 in France - he is memorialised at the Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Australian War Memorial and the Somme Roll of Honour

His war service is also commemorated at the Essendon Town Hall Roll of Honour, Moonee Ponds West State School, St James Church of England, Moonee Ponds and St Thomas Anglican Church (Memorial Hall)  - he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal

His brother Sergeant Harry Lovelly FYNMORE (SN2639) also served in the 7th Battaliion and was Killed in Action on 13th June 1918

Another brother James Stewart FYNMORE of the 7th Field Ambulance survived and returned to Australia in 1919.  His cousin Lance Corporal Thomas Robert FYNMORE, 2nd Field Company Enginners also returned to Australia in 1919

All of Leslies effects & possessions  that were to be returned to his family were lost on the ship HMT Barunga which was torpedoed on 15th July, 1918 - all cargo was lost when the ship sank.


Trove - In Memoriam

In loving remembrance of my dear son and our brother Private Leslie H Fynmore who was killed in action at Pozieres, France on 23rd August 1916, also served in Gallipoli

An Anzac and Southland hero

"There is a link death cannot sever, Fond remembrance lives for ever"

Inserted by his loving Mother, Sisters & Brothers & Jim & Harry (AIF)

"Duty nobly done"


"Death hides but it cannot divide, thou art but on Christs other side

Thou with Christ and Christ with me, so together still are we"


In loving remembrance of my dear sons and our brothers, Private Leslie H, killed in action Pozieres August 23, 1916 and also Sergeant Harry L Killed in Action at Hazebrouck June 13, 1918

"There is a link death cannot sever - fond remembrance lives for ever"

                       WE WILL REMEMBER THEM