Leslie Herbert BROADBENT MM


BROADBENT, Leslie Herbert

Service Number: 4446
Enlisted: 1 September 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: North Adelaide, 28 March 1880
Home Town: North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Public School, North Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 18 September 1918, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot III. B. 7, So Stand Down Soldier , Your duty is done. R.I.P knowing you have been found.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, North Adelaide Christ Church Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1915: Enlisted
7 Feb 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4446, 10th Infantry Battalion
7 Feb 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4446, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
18 Sep 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 4446, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Leslie Herbert BROADBENT was born on 28th March, 1880 in Adelaide, South Australia

His parents were John Joseph Seton BROADBENT and Mary WITHERICK

On 6 March 1920 General Birdwood fom the United Kingdon presented his Military Medal to his brother on behalf of his mother as she was in indifferent health.

Biography contributed by Virtual Australia

Seeking contact from Family Members

I am the President of Fallen Diggers Inc. We research missing WW1 and WW2 Australian Military personnel. Recently we were notified today of our successful identification by OAWG and UWC-A regarding the exact burial location of L/Cpl BROADBENT MM.  He was buried in Jeancourt Communal cemetery - previously accidentally identified as a unknown 12th Bn L/Cpl.

There will be a rededication ceremony sometime this year, and the headstone will be replaced listing L/Cpl Broadbent's name and regimental details.

We would welcome contact from any family members. Contact details provided below.

Dennis Frank
Fallen Diggers Inc
PH: +61 03 94086189
MOB:+61 0400 223 100

E: dennis@fallendiggers.com.au