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Regimental number1659
Place of birthWarsaw, Poland
SchoolNorwood Orphanage, London, England
Other trainingPolytechnic, Regent St, London, England (electrician)
Age on arrival in Australia17
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lesnie, 2 Little Titchfield Street, Great Portland Street, London West, England
Enlistment date22 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as Frank Bernard Hersham LESNIE.
FateKilled in Action 2 March 1917
Place of death or woundingWarlencourt, nr Bapaume, France
Age at death21
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
See 'HERSHORN', the true family name. Cemetery details lists LESNIE as the true family name also. Parents: J. and Ray LESNIE HERSHORN, 2 Little Titchfield Stree, London, England. Native of Warsaw, Poland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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