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Leslie James MAUMILL

Regimental number5727
Place of birthLaunceston Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Address11 Percy Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J G Maumill, 11 Percy Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military service40th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Medium Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 17 October 1916

FateReturned to Australia 21 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On night 6th/7th October, 1916, during a raid on enemy trenches near FRELINGHEM, for great devotion to duty and absolute disregard of danger. Though his Battery was shelled immediately it opened fire and he and his detachment were knocked down by the concussion of a shell and continually bespattered with mud he stood up and loaded his gun and kept firing until its task was completed, having fired 43 rounds.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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