Leslie Lancelot RICHARDS


RICHARDS, Leslie Lancelot

Service Number: 460
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Enlisted at Colac, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Colac, Victoria, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Colac, Colac-Otway, Victoria
Schooling: Colac State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 17 June 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 11, Row 10, Grave 10 Headstone inscription reads: Thy Holy will be done
Memorials: Colac St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 460, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Colac, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 460, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 460, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Melbourne
28 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 8th Infantry Battalion, At Gallipoli
11 Jun 1915: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 460, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Robert Richards and Emma Matilda Richards nee Scupin of Pollack Street, Colac, Victoria

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

Also served in the Citizen Military Forces

He enjoyed music