Leslie Thomas PETRASS

PETRASS, Leslie Thomas

Service Numbers: 1174, V5319
Enlisted: 26 February 1915, Geelong, Vic.
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 16 April 1896
Home Town: Geelong, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Occupation: Gardener
Died: 16 May 1989, aged 93 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cheltenham (New) Cemetery, Victoria
Memorials: Ocean Grove St Peter's Anglican Church Roll of Honor

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World War 1 Service

26 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1174, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Geelong, Vic.
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1174, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1174, 22nd Infantry Battalion
30 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1174, 22nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
28 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1174, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
24 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 22nd Infantry Battalion, France
3 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1174, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)
24 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 22nd Infantry Battalion, France
9 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1174, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Battle of Poelcapelle
31 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 22nd Infantry Battalion, France
17 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 22nd Infantry Battalion, France
18 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1174, 22nd Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918, GSW to left arm and back sustained in front line near Dernancourt. Evacuated to UK. Never rejoined unit.
8 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1174, 22nd Infantry Battalion, RTA 22 December 1918 and discharged as MU (left arm).

World War 2 Service

14 Aug 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), SN V5319, Australian HQ Development & Proving Establishment. Warrant Officer II. Enlisted at Royal Park, Vic.
14 Aug 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, SN V5319
22 Jul 1948: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), SN V5319, Australian HQ Development & Proving Establishment. Warrant Officer II.

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