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Leslie Oliver BIGNELL

Regimental number1782
Place of birthWestbourne, Sussex, England
SchoolCouncil School, Westbourne, Sussex, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCurracubah near Baan Baa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, Wm. Bignell, Brooklyn House, Nutbourne near Emsworth, Sussex, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Garrison Artillery, England.
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 July 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Date of death16 July 1917
Age at death33
Place of burialBethlehem Farm West Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 37), Messines, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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