Leslie George FAINT MC

FAINT, Leslie George

Service Numbers: 417, N393260
Enlisted: 2 January 1916, Armidale, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 31 Garrison Battalion (NSW)
Born: Armidale, New South Wales, 15 February 1894
Home Town: Kellys Plains, Armidale Dumaresq, New South Wales
Schooling: Kellys Plains School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Inverell, New South Wales, 20 November 1977, aged 83 years
Cemetery: Inverell Cemetery, NSW
Row 1, Lot 10
Memorials: Armidale Memorial Fountain
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World War 1 Service

2 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 417, Armidale, New South Wales
4 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 417, 33rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Sydney
4 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 417, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 417, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Battle of Messines
7 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, 33rd Infantry Battalion
3 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 33rd Infantry Battalion
12 Apr 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 33rd Infantry Battalion
17 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 33rd Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918, 2nd occasion (gassed)
22 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 33rd Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days", 3rd occasion - GSW (thigh)
22 Aug 1918: Honoured Military Cross, "The Last Hundred Days"
2 Jan 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 33rd Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

22 Apr 1942: Enlisted Lieutenant, SN N393260, Paddington, New South Wales
22 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN N393260
12 Sep 1944: Discharged Lieutenant, SN N393260, 31 Garrison Battalion (NSW)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Leslie George FAINT was born in Armidale, NSW on 15th February, 1894

His parents were Alexander FAINT & Ellen PEARCE