Arthur Leslie (Les) HERBERT

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HERBERT, Arthur Leslie

Service Number: 3260
Enlisted: 24 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, 18 January 1893
Home Town: Millicent, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 September 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Millicent War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3260, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3260, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3260, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
4 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3260, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography

Arthur Leslie Herbert (Les) and his sister came to Millicent from Adelaide after their mother died in 1903.  

Arthur was taken in by step uncle Joseph Warr and Les's sister was taken in by step aunty Ellen Dalton, they had no other family members.  

Les enlisted after being sent a white feather and paid for that with his life.