Leslie Ernest RAYMOND

Badge Number: 23158, Sub Branch: Unley
23158

RAYMOND, Leslie Ernest

Service Number: 9819
Enlisted: 10 August 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 6th Field Ambulance
Born: Parkside, South Australia, 27 November 1895
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Kyre College, Unley, South Australia
Occupation: Draper
Died: Accidental (fractured skull - fall from tram), Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia, 4 October 1942, aged 46 years
Cemetery: Mitcham Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

10 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 9819, Keswick, South Australia
25 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 9819, 3rd Field Ambulance, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 9819, 3rd Field Ambulance, HMAT Shropshire, Adelaide
29 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 9819, 6th Field Ambulance

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Biography

Leslie Ernest Raymond was born 27th Nov 1895 in New Parkside SA.  He served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919.  He married Edna Annie Wark on the 11th May 1920 at the Manthorpe Memorial Church New Parkside SA.   They had 3 children Joy, Shirley and Jack.

At the age of 47, Leslie died from a fractured skull and other injuries sustained after falling from a Tram near Fisher Street Malvern SA.  He died in the Royal Adelaide Hospital in the early hours of 4th Oct 1942.

Having survived the bloodiest of conflicts on the fields of France during WW1 to then lose his life in an accident is a tragic story, leaving behind a wife and young family.

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