Leslie Hubert (Les) HOLDEN MC, AFC

HOLDEN, Leslie Hubert

Service Number: 25
Enlisted: 26 May 1915
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 6 March 1895
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Sydney Church of England Grammar School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Commercial pilot and businessman
Died: Plane Crash - Passenger plane, Myocum, New South Wales, Australia, 18 September 1932, aged 37 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Memorials: Northbridge (Shore) Sydney Church of England Grammar School Memorial Cricket Ground Roll of Honour, Turramurra Memorial Park Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

26 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 25, 4th Light Horse Brigade HQ
13 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 25, 4th Light Horse Brigade HQ
13 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 25, 4th Light Horse Brigade HQ, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
6 May 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
Date unknown: Involvement Captain, No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

World War 2 Service

Date unknown: Enlisted
Date unknown: Involvement No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by William Holden

After leaving the Australian Flying Corps in June 1919, Leslie Hubert HOLDEN became the Sydney Manager of Holden's Motor Body Builders Ltd. 

In December 1934, a stained glass widow in his honour was placed in the porch of the Shore Chapel at Sydney's Church of England Grammar School. He is also honoured by 'Holden Street' built in the Sydney suburb of Maroubra in 1943.

In Myocum Road on the 'Barlow' property, 1km past Possum Shoot Road, Myocum stand three Morton Bay Fig trees and a memorial tablet dedicated to Leslie Hubert HOLDEN and the others who lost their lives in the airplane crash at the site on 18 September 1932.