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Leslie MORTON

Regimental number173
Place of birthArchdale
SchoolAmphitheatre State School, Victoria
Other trainingSleeper Hewer
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHewer
AddressAmphitheatre, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriette Morton, Amphitheatre, Victoria
Enlistment date8 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was recommended the VC for the bravest deed done on that day in capturing an enemy machine gun and killing the crew. He was shop by a sniper when bringing the 2nd machine gun.
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingnear Passchendaele
Age at death20.3
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXII, Row D, Grave No. 19), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Harriet MORTON, Amphitheatre, Victoria. Native of Archdale
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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