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Leslie Browning PEARSON

Regimental number6124
Place of birthNew Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation manager
AddressBundabulla, Brewarrina, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinWife, Mrs Muriel Constance Pearson, Bundabulla, Brewarrina, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Date of death18 May 1917
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialFreetown (Kissy Road) Cemetery, West Africa
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Alice PEARSON; husband of C. PEARSON. Died of Phthisis
Family/military connectionsBrother: 576 Sergeant Cuthbert Browning PEARSON MM, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 2 November 1917.
Other detailsCommenced return to Australia, 4 May 1917; died of disease; buried in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa.

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