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Leonard Victor BARTLETT

Regimental number798
Place of birthHuntingdon, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSister, Mrs Edith Dance, Chipstead Street, Parson Green, London, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Territorial Force, England (resigned).
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 November 1918
Discharge date6 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 23 August 1915 (diarrhoea); rejoined Bn, 25 August 1915. Appointed Lance Corporal, 7 July 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation). Transferred to 56th Bn, 1 March 1916. To be 2nd Lt, 4 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 July 1916; disembarked Southampton, England, 9 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 April 1917; taken on strength, 56th Bn, 25 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 17 May 1917 (shell wound, shoulder); rejoined Bn, 31 May 1917.

Promoted Lt, 28 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 18 April 1918 (gassed; severe); admitted to 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport, 27 April 1918; transferred to England, 28 April 1918. Discharged to Overseas Training Brigade, 18 April 1918. Proceeded overseas to France, 19 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Niagra' from Vancouver, Canada, 6 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 11 January 1919; discharged, 6 February 1919.

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

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