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Leslie Russell HARPER

Regimental number3747
Place of birthPaddington, New South Wales
SchoolPaddington Superior Public School, Paddington, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMessenger
AddressStanhope, Chesterfield Parade, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, D J Harper, Stanhope, Chesterfield Parade, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Naval Reserve, Sydney
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Mooltan on 11 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22-25 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Special Memorial No. 2), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
29
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Edith HARPER, 6 Norfolk Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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