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Leslie Norman BESS

Regimental number775
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHoratio Street, Annerley, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A Bess, Horatio Street, Annerley, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date7 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDied of disease 3 August 1918
Date of death3 May 1918
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot LXV, Row A, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
55
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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