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John Leslie OPIE

Regimental number1482
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
SchoolRose Park, South Australia
Other trainingSalesman
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressHalidon, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Lucy Opie, 34 William Street, Norwood, South Australia
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Trench Mortar Brigade
FateDied of wounds 31 July 1917
Place of death or wounding17th Casualty Clearing Station-Poperinghe, Belgium
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XVI, Row J, Grave No. 3A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
20
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to Artillery in May 1916. Wounded at Bapaume in March 1917; hospitalised at Rouen. Returned to firing line, 31 May 1917

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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