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Richard McDonald LESLIE

Regimental number17996
Place of birthSan Francisco United States Of America
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineer
AddressNewcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Helen Mary Leslie, c/o North Sydney PO, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st and 2nd Field Troops
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Squadron Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: June 1918

FateDischarged 16 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, and ability when in charge of water supply arrangements. He worked continuously day and night without relief for an extended period, and the success of the supply was largely due to the courage, zeal, and untiring energy which he displayed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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