Leslie George PRITCHARD

PRITCHARD, Leslie George

Service Number: 518
Enlisted: 18 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Machine Gun Company
Born: Carrington, New South Wales , Australia, 30 July 1891
Home Town: Hamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Toronto Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Cleaner
Died: Acute nephritis & ureamia, 2nd General Hospital, Le Harve, France, 16 December 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
(Division 3. Row B, Grave No. II), , Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Haute-Normandie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hamilton Loco Employees HR, Hamilton War Memorial, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Toronto Public School Pupils HB
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World War 1 Service

18 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 518, 30th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 518, 30th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 518, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
25 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Machine Gun Company

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery
Awaiting memorialisation at Sandgate Cemetery, have I been forgotten?

105 years ago today, on the 16th December 1916, Private Leslie George Pritchard, 30th Battalion (Machine Gun Section, Reg No-518), cleaner and fireman (Hamilton Loco Sheds, N.S.W.), of 115 Tudor Street, Hamilton, New South Wales, Died of Disease (acute nephritis & uraemia), age-25.

Born at Carrington, New South Wales on the 30th July 1891 to Richard (Dick, died 1920) and Louisa (died 1904?) Pritchard, Leslie enlisted July 1915 at Liverpool, N.S.W.

Leslie is resting at Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France. Division 3 Row B Grave II.

Mr. Pritchard’s name has been inscribed on the Hamilton (Gregson Park) War Memorial, Hamilton Municipal District Roll of Honor, Hamilton Loco Employees Roll of Honour (photos, unveiled on the 8th October 1916, 76 names originally inscribed, 97 names now inscribed, only 8 designated as Fallen, Leslie’s name not marked as Fallen, probably many more names to be inscribed), Toronto Public School Roll of Honour and the NSW Govt Railways and Tramways Roll of Honour, 1914-1919.

There is no memorial inscription on the headstone plaque to tell us of the supreme sacrifice of Richard’s son Leslie, so June 2021 I placed a memorial cross adorned with poppies on the gravesite, taken a photo of the memorialised grave and uploaded the photo onto the Northern Cemetery website as a permanent record of his service. ANGLICAN 1-67. 29.

Contact with descendants would be greatly appreciated.

Lest We Forget.