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Leslie Charles Edwin BEARD

Regimental number1717
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolElsternwick State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRowan Street, Elsternswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E L Sincock, Rowan Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Leslie
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death20 September 1917
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot LIX, Row C, Grave No. 39), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth Lillian SINCOCK, 15 Rowan Street, Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: 967 Pte Charlie MEALAND, 1st Bn, killed in action, 2 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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