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Leslie James Alexander NIGHTINGALE

Regimental number4443
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLibrary assistant
Address'Kingstone Villa', Kingstone Road, Camperdown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Nightingale, 'Kingstone Villa', Kingstone Road, Camperdown, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 3 Australian General Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 15 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1920
Discharge date1 November 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to Gallipoli from Egypt, August 1915. Disembarked at Alexandria from Mudros, 27 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 September 1916. Transferred to 12th Australian Field Ambulance in England, 7 March 1917. Taken on strength, 12th Field Ambulance, France, 11 March 1917. Evacuated sick to England, 6 May 1918; proceeded overseas to France, 27 June 1918; rejoined unit, 4 July 1918.

On leave with pay, 22 March-17 May 1919, to work as a librarian in the Department of Printed Books, British Library, London.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ceramic', 12 March 1920; disembarked in Sydney, 6 May 1920; discharged, 1 November 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 June 1966

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