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Leslie Fraser Standish HORE

Date of birth5 August 1870
Place of birthMurree, India
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWaverley Avenue, Augusta Road, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinEmily Josephine Hore, Waverley Avenue, Augusta Road, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion


Unit: 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Promotion date: 5 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 11 August 1916

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He carried out daring reconnaissances, and displayed great determination under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.184
Date: 14 December 1916

Discharge date4 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt,Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked with 4th Reinforcements, 8th Light Horse, 25 February 1915; taken on strength, 8th Light Horse, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915. Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Transferred to 6th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, Moascar, 18 March 1916.

Seconded to command (temporarily) 6th Brigade Machine Gun Company, France, 1 April 1916. Granted temporary rank of Lieutenant Colonel while holding appointment of 1st Anzac Corps Machine Gun Officer, 20 January 1917. Relinquished temporary rank and resumed regimental duty with 2nd Machine Gun Bn, 14 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Orca', 19 February 1919; discharged, 4 June 1919.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Re-embarked with Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force, 15 July 1919; taken on strength, AN&MEF, Rabaul, 29 July 1919. Seconded for duty in Department of Justice, 29 July 1919; proceeded on special duty to Kaewieng and Namatanai, 28 September 1919; to Rabaul, 9 October 1919. Appointed temporary Lieutenant colonel whilst acting as Head of Department of Justice, 23 December 1919. Left Rabaul on furlough to Australia, 13 November 1920; returned to Rabaul from furlough, 7 February 1921. Transferred to Civil Administration, Rabaul, 9 May 1921. AN&MEF appointment terminated, 9 May 1921.

Date of death1 September 1935
Age at death65

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