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Leslie Graham GIBBINS

Regimental number5903
Place of birthCoromandel Valley, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSussex Terrace, Westbourne Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Gibbins, Sussex Terrace, Westbourne Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceMember, Cyclists Rifle Club
Enlistment date22 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 March 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australkia
Rank on enlistmentStaff Sergeant
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade Train 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/102/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 26 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Train

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 2nd Division Train
Promotion date: 8 December 1915


Unit: 2nd Division Train
Promotion date: 2 April 1916


Unit: 2nd Division Train
Promotion date: 24 April 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).
Recommendation date: 24 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Clarkson Ltd Roll of Honor (design commissioned but never made): watercolour painting now held in the State Archives of South Australia. The Roll takes the form of a stained glass window headed 'The Great War 1914-1919', with a dedication: 'In Memory of Employees of CLARKSON Ltd who fell in the Great War and in honour of those who left Australia to serve with the Australian Imperial Forces.' The Roll of names is surrounded by scrolls listing major battles, most of which are misspelled: Courtenay's Post, Passchendael, Bullencourt, Poziers, Villers Brettonneux.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 1 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 15 August 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 14 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GIBBINS Leslie Graham

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