Leslie Raymond ARTHUR

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ARTHUR, Leslie Raymond

Service Number: 292
Enlisted: 16 August 1914, Place of Enlistment, Brisbane, Queensland.
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Lismore, New South Wales, Australia , 5 August 1897
Home Town: Crows Nest, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Derroughby, New South Wales, and State School, Plainby, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 7 August 1915, aged 18 years
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 9), Gallipoli, Turkey., Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Crows Nest (Qld) War Memorial, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

16 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 292, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Place of Enlistment, Brisbane, Queensland.
25 Aug 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Trooper, 2nd Light Horse Regiment
24 Sep 1914: Involvement Private, SN 292, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
24 Sep 1914: Embarked Private, SN 292, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
7 Aug 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 292, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
16 Jun 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Trooper, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW to Shoulder.

Trooper Leslie Raymond Arthur.

'At the time of enlistment he was a Local Preacher on Trial in conversation with the Crows Nest Methodist Circuit. Was an active member of the Crows Nest Rifle Club & a good shot.' (details from father).
He served on Gallipoli Peninsula with his regiment and was wounded and later killed in action on 7 August 1915, two days after his 18th birthday.

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