Leslie Adrian DE FONTENAY

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DE FONTENAY, Leslie Adrian

Service Number: 1327
Enlisted: 28 September 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Eastwood, South Australia, 10 February 1896
Home Town: Norwood, South Australia
Schooling: Marist Brothers, Norwood, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 29 December 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Somer Farm Cemetery
Row B, Grave 19
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World War 1 Service

28 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1327, 7th Infantry Battalion
2 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1327, 7th Infantry Battalion
2 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1327, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne 2nd reinforcements
29 Dec 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1327, 7th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Leslie Adrian De FONTENAY was born in Eastwood, South Australia on 10th February, 1896

His parents were Adrian Louis Ferdinand Cadet de FONTENAY & Elizabeth Mountford SALISBURY

He enlisted on 28th September, 1914 and embarked with the 7th Infantry Battalion, 2nd reinforcements from Melbourne on the HMAT Clan McGillivray on 2nd February, 1915

Leslie died of wounds on 29th December, 1917 in Belgium and is buried in the Somer Farm Cemetery

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

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His brother Louis Adrian De FONTENAY (SN 12710) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919

Another Brother George Sydney De FONTENAY (SERN DEPOT) deserted in 1915

Brother Victor John De FONTENAY (SN SX14291) served in WW2 and was discharged in 1946

 

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