Leslie Cuthbertson BURRELL

BURRELL, Leslie Cuthbertson

Service Number: NX55590
Enlisted: 1 July 1940
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
Born: West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia, 24 January 1915
Home Town: Strathfield, Strathfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Jivevaneng, New Guinea, 13 October 1943, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Cemetery/memorial reference: FF. D. 14., Lae War Cemetery, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Municipality of Strathfield WW2 Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Corporal, NX55590
1 Jul 1940: Enlisted NX55590, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
1 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, NX55590, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
1 Aug 1942: Involvement NX55590, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein
13 Oct 1943: Involvement Corporal, NX55590, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns

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Biography contributed by Jeffrey Crisdale

Cpl Leslie Cuthbertson Burrell served previously with 2/17 Bn in the Tel el Eisa, El Alamein & Lae campaigns before KIA at Jivevaneng, New Guinea.