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Leslie Cecil MAYGAR

Date of birth26 May 1872
Place of birthKilmore, Victoria
SchoolPublic School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressStrathearn, Longwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinMother, Mrs H. Maygar, Strathearn, Longwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceEnlisted in the Victorian Mounted Rifles, March 1891. Service in the South African War with the 5th (Mounted Rifles) Contingent; awarded the Victoria Cross. Service pre-1914 with the 8th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles); 16th (Indi) Light Horse.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174 (11 October 1917).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30480 (16 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

FateDied of wounds 1 November 1917
Place of death or woundingKarm, Palestine
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row Q, Grave No. 82), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin Wills and Helen MAYGAR. Native of Dean Station, Kilmore, Victoria

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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