Leslie Norman WARD MC


WARD, Leslie Norman

Service Number: 1671
Enlisted: 26 July 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Charleville, Queensland, 12 April 1893
Home Town: Charleville, Murweh, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Wool classer
Died: Killed in Action, Mont St Quentin, France, 19 September 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Charleville All Saints Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

26 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1671, 31st Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
3 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1671, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1671, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
11 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1671, 47th Infantry Battalion
3 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 47th Infantry Battalion
5 Apr 1918: Honoured Military Cross, Dernancourt/Ancre
8 Apr 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 47th Infantry Battalion
26 May 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 48th Infantry Battalion

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"...1671 Corporal (later Lieutenant) Leslie Norman Ward of Charleville, Queensland. Corporal Ward enlisted on the 26 July 1915 and served with the 47th Battalion and 48th Battalions. He was commissioned in November 1917, and awarded the Military Cross for actions at Dernancourt on 5 April 1918. Lieutenant Ward was killed in action on the 19 September 1918 during an attack on a German trench at Bellenglise near Mont St Quentin, and is buried at Jeancourt Communal Cemetery." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)