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Leslie BLADEN

Regimental number3359
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolHornby St State School, Windsor, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSt Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lydia David, 14 Packington Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Navy on the training ship "John Murray".
Enlistment date19 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 March 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death12 March 1918
Age at death17.8
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialLa Plus Douve Farm Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 11), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
163
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Lydia BLADEN, 14 Pakington Street, St. Kilda, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5543 Pte William Milroy BLADEN, 21st Bn, killed in action, France, 23 March 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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