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Percy Leslie HENSBERGH

Regimental number6050
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressAntrim, 74 Bligh Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinMrs Annie Maria Hensbergh, Antrim, 74 Bligh Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of chest measurement)
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBathurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Annie HENSBERGH
Discharge date7 December 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 22 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916, and marched in to No 3 Command Depot.

Marched out to 4th Training Bn, 17 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 December 1916; joined 13th Bn, in the field, 2 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 5 February 1917 (shell shock); admitted to 21st Casualty Clearing Station, 6 February 1917 (nervous shock); transferred to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 15 February 1917 (tachycardia); to 4th Division Rest Station, 15 February 1917; to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 28 February 1917 (tachycardia); to St John Ambulance, Etaples, 2 March 1917 (disordered action of the heart); to England, 11 March 1917, and admitted to War Hospital, Stratford-on-Avon, 12 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 11 April, to report to Training Depot, Hurdcott, 26 April 1917.

Classified B.1.A.2, 30 May 1917; B.1.A.3, 13 June 1917; B.1.A.4, 18 June 1917.

Admitted to Fovant Hospital, 7 July 1917 (varicocele); date of discharge not recorded.

Reclassified A.3, 21 August 1917.

Found guilty, 13 August 1917, of being absent without leave from 12 noon, 10 August, till 2 pm, 11 August 1917: admonished, and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 24 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 September 1917; rejoined 13th Bn, in the field, 30 September 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 2 February 1918 (shrapnel wound, face), admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 28, 5 February 1918, and admitted same day to 54th General Hospital, Boulogne; transferred to England, 15 February 1918, and admitted to Mile End Military Hospital, Bancroft Road, London; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 14 March 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 21 April 1918 (penetrating wound, face); disembarked Melbourne, 7 June 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (wounded), Sydney, 7 December 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death16 August 1936
Age at death39
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, HENSBERGH Percy Leslie

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