Allen Frederick LESCHEN

LESCHEN, Allen Frederick

Service Numbers: 3724, 3724A
Enlisted: 2 August 1915, Keswick, SA
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Norwood, South Australia, 13 December 1894
Home Town: Norwood (SA), South Australia
Schooling: Norwood Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 7 July 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Norwood Primary School Honour Board, St Peters All Souls Anglican Church Honour Board WW1, St Peters Heroes War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3724, 12th Infantry Battalion, Keswick, SA
2 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, 3724, 12th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: RMS Malwa embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
2 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, 3724, 12th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide
3 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 52nd Infantry Battalion
1 Jun 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 52nd Infantry Battalion
11 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 3724, 52nd Infantry Battalion
19 Jun 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 52nd Infantry Battalion
16 May 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Corporal, 50th Infantry Battalion
7 Jul 1918: Involvement Corporal, 3724A, 50th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3724A awm_unit: 50 Battalion awm_rank: Corporal awm_died_date: 1918-07-07

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Allen Frederick LESCHEN was born in Norwood, South Australia on 13th December, 1894

His parents were Frederick Charles Adolph LESCHEN and Martha CUTTING

Allen was Killed in Action on 7th July, 1918 - no known grave

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Villers Bretonneux Memorial.

Medals:  1914-15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal