Albert Victor LESLIE

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LESLIE, Albert Victor

Service Number: 5609
Enlisted: 16 May 1916, Quorn, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Jamestown, South Australia, 11 January 1892
Home Town: Hawker, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Hault Allaines, France, 2 September 1918, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 39. His name is located at panel 110 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT., Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Peronne, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hawker Residents of Hawker Honour Roll, Hawker War Memorial Park, Hawker and District WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

16 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Quorn, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5609, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5609, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

Born 11 January 1892 in Jamestown, South Australia
(SA Birth record. Source: South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 493 Page: 399 District: Cla.)

  • Father William LESLIE and Mother Emily Leslie (nee Cousins).
    Albert lived with his parents in Hawker, South Australia, prior to enlisting.
    Mother had moved to Wilochra Siding, via Quorn, SA.

Described on enlisting as 24 years 5 months old; single; 5' 6 1/2" tall; 163 lbs;
fair complexion; blue eyes; dark hair; Methodist.

16/5/1916   Enlisted at Quorn, South Australia
                  Completed medical at Quorn, fit for service

12/8/1916   Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide on board HMAT Ballarat A70
                  as a Private with the 27th Infantry, 15th reinforcements

8/6/1916     Commanding Officer appointed Albert to E Company, Adelaide Camp

2/9/1918     Killed in action
buried in:    

Later exhumed and rebured in:  Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, France
                                               Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 39

Medals:

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  15/2/2015.  Lest we forget.

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