Leslie Keith Gordon PETERSON


PETERSON, Leslie Keith Gordon

Service Number: 396
Enlisted: 5 February 1915
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Born: Minlaton, South Australia, May 1892
Home Town: Minlaton, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 27 September 1917
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Plot III, Row A, Grave . 10,
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Minlaton Methodist Sunday School Pictorial Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

5 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 396, 13th Light Horse Regiment
28 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 396, 13th Light Horse Regiment, Third Ypres
28 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 396, 13th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Persic, Melbourne
7 Jul 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Trooper, 1st Light Horse Regiment
27 Sep 1917: Involvement Trooper, SN 396, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

His mother having lost three sons and a brother to the war unvielled the new War Memorial in Minaton on 19 November 1919. His brothers were JR Peterson and TE Peterson.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

AWM Biography

396 Trooper Leslie Keith Gordon Peterson, 13th Australian Light Horse Regiment. A farmer from Cressy, Victoria, Leslie Peterson enlisted on 5 February 1915. He was taken on strength with the 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment in France on 7 July 1916. Trooper Peterson was killed in action aged 24, on 27 September 1917 in Belgium. His older brother, 1724 Cpl James Roy Peterson was killed in action at Bullecourt on 3 May 1917. A younger brother, 3454 Pte Thomas Eric Peterson, 50th Battalion, died of wounds at Dernancourt, aged 20 on 5 April 1918. Another brother, 2213 Archibald Moyes Peterson, 27th Battalion survived the war. As their father was also deceased, the war medals of Tpr Peterson and his brothers were delivered to his mother, Mrs May Peterson in South Australia as their nearest nest of kin.