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Leslie Spurgeon HOLMES

Regimental number733
Place of birthClarence Town New South Wales
ReligionBaptist
OccupationFarmer
AddressGlen Oak, West Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinBrother, William Albert Holmes, as above
Enlistment date3 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A12 Saldanha on 5 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Refers 26 March 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When moving with the advanced cavalry screen he and his section captured the G.O.C. of an enemy division, his staff, and seventeen other ranks. They also pursued a party of the enemy and took twenty prisoners. His work was particularly good during this operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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