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Regimental number7564
Place of birthEast Prahran, Victoria (35 Westbourne Street)
SchoolPrahran State School, Prahran, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia27
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanical engineer
Address35 Westbourne Street, East Prahran
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Wm. Ilsley, 35 Westbourne Street, East Prahran
Previous military serviceServed in the Junior and Senior Cadets
Enlistment date24 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Divisional Signal Company, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/12/2
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
FateDied of disease 4 February 1919
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialCharleroi Communal Cemetery (Row S, Grave No. 24), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary Jane Augusta ILSLEY, 15 Jackson Street, St. Kilda, Victoria. Native of East Prahran, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: George Leslie Lesley No. 7/479. Canterbury Rifles. Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 7th August, 1915. Brother: Lieut William Harold Lesley on Anzac, 1st Div Signal Coy, Victoria - returned.

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