Leslie Diment SECOMB

SECOMB, Leslie Diment

Service Number: 5063
Enlisted: 13 March 1916, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Two Wells, South Australia, 14 October 1889
Home Town: Prospect, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Morlancourt, France, 17 June 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
Plot V11, Row A, Grave 3
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mallala Two Wells Pictorial Honour Roll 2, Two Wells WW1 Memorial, Two Wells WW1 War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5063, 27th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, SA
24 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 5063, 27th Infantry Battalion
24 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 5063, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Bulla, Adelaide
13 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 27th battalion to the 32nd Battalion in the field
11 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 5063, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Wound to the right thigh and evacuated to England on 15 March 1917
28 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 5063, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Second occasion. Shell wound to the left arm(fracture)
17 Jun 1918: Involvement Private, 5063, 32nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Secomb and Jane (nee Diment) Secomb of Bosanquest Avenue, Prospect, SA; brother of Adelaide Margaretta Jane Secomb, Beatrice Annie Elizabeth Secomb, Fred Allan Secomb,

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

"In loving memory he gave his all for his country"

Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

The late Pte. Leslie Diment Secomb was born at Two Wells, and lived there all his life. He was engaged in teaming until he enlisted in March, 1916. In  June of that year he embarked for Endgland, attatched to the 13th Reinforcement, 27th Battalion. He was on Salisbury Plains for three weeks, and then  proceeded to France. Later deceased was transferred to the 32nd Battalion, and was twice wounded and sent to England. He retained to the firing line in February, 1928, and was is action up to the time of his death. He was 27 years of age, and was the youngest son of John Secomb, of Flora Terrace,  Prospect.