Les Albert CARTLEDGE

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CARTLEDGE, Les Albert

Service Number: 2597
Enlisted: 2 August 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, 1895
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Ballarat Public State School
Occupation: Jockey
Died: Gun shot wound to arm, received in action - died of wounds, 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Etaples, France, 17 July 1916
Cemetery: Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension
Plot II, Row C, Grave 22
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Golden Point State School
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World War 1 Service

27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2597, 24th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2597, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
26 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2597, 60th Infantry Battalion
15 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2597, 58th Infantry Battalion
2 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2597

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born:  ALBERT LESLIE Cartledge in 1895 in Ballarat, Victoria

Albert Leslie Cartledge was a jockey before the war.

His mother  (Ellen Cartledge) had been accidently shot by his father (Albert Cartledge).
He lived with his sisters up until the war with Blanche May and Peter Cartledge (his uncle).

Next of kin:  Sister - Rita Cartledge, lived at 171 Main Road, Ballarat, VIC (1920 dec)

Sisters - Doris Irene Cartledge, 141 Malvern Road, Malvern, VIC (18-10-1920 - 15.5 yrs of age)
           - Marjory Cartledge, 141 Malvern Road, Malvern, VIC (18-10-1920 - 12.5 yrs of age)

Leslie was described on enlisting as 20 years, 7 months of age; sing;e 5' 2" tall;
fresh complexion; blue eyes; fair hair; Church of England

02/08/1915     enlisted in Melbourne

13/10/1915     appointed to 6th reinforcements, 24th Infantry Battalion,
                      Broadmeadows Camp

27/10/1915     embarked Port of Melbourne, VIC onboard HMAT A38 Ulysses
                      as a Private with 24th Infantry Battalion, 6th reinforcements

26/02/1916     transferred to 60th Infantry Battalion at Tel-el-Kebir 

15/03/1916     taken on strength 58th Infantry Battalion at Tel-el-Kebir

17/06/1916     embarked to join British Expeditionary Forces onboard HT Transylvania,
                      ex Alexandria
23/06/1916     disembarked into Marseilles, France

16/07/1916     shell wound to arm - admitted to 15th Field Ambulance
16/07/1916     admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, France
                      gun shot wound to arm

17/07/1916     died of wounds received in action at the 1st Australian Casualty
                     Clearing Station

buried in:        Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension
                      Plot II, Row C, Grave 22

Medals:          1914/15 Star (17864), British War medal (26793), Victory medal (26617)
                     Memorial Plaque and Scroll (318424)

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan.   10/02/2017.  Lest we forget.

 

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