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Leslie NELSON

Regimental number5024
Place of birthWarrnambool Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSmith
Address235 Drummond Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMrs F Nelson, 235 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentFarrier Corporal
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade Train 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/100/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Also recommended for Mention in Despatches, 20 September 1917 (not awarded).
Recommendation date: 20 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For devotion to duty, unwearying and skilful attention to his work as Farrier Staff Sergeant. Owing to his exceptional ability and keenness, the horses in his Company have always been fit and capable of heavy work under trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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