Leslie STRATTON

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STRATTON, Leslie

Service Number: 4528
Enlisted: 17 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Norwood, South Australia, 20 January 1893
Home Town: Norwood (SA), South Australia
Schooling: Wellington Road Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 8 October 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Norwood War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4528, 27th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
25 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4528, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4528, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Adelaide
8 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4528, 27th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE STRATTON

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stratton, of Charles street, Kensington, have been informed that their son, Leslie Stratton, was killed in action in France on October 8. He enlisted in February, and left for the front in March. He was born at Norwood, and educated at the Wellington school, and was 24 years of age. He took a great interest in sport, and was loved by all who knew him, and he left a large circle of friends. His youngest brother, Ben, was killed in France, April 25, 1917. They were grandsons of the late Mr. W. Stratton, of Mackinnon Parade, North Adelaide." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 03 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

Leslie Stratton was born in Norwood, South Australia on the 20th of January 1893 and grew up there. He was a single man and he worked as a labourer. He enlisted into the AIF on the 17th of January 1916 and served with the 27th Australian Infantry Battalion until he was killed in action in Belgium on the 8th of October 1917, aged 24. Leslie's younger brother Benjamin worked for the eldest son in the family as a painter before enlisting and also served with the 27th Battalion until he was killed in action in France on the 25th of April 1917.

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