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Leslie QUAMBY

Regimental number7786
Place of birthGeehan Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinGuardian, D Addison, Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of under age)
Enlistment date22 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps Headquarters
FateDischarged 21 May 1919
Discharge date21 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 4 August 1917; disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 2 October 1917.

Admitted to Isolation Hospital, 14 February 1918 (scabies); marched in to 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, from hospital, 21 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 April 1918; taken on strength, 12th Bn, in the field, 28 April 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 19 June 1918 (influenza); discharged, 26 June 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 28 June 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 21 July 1918 (influenza); transferred to 58th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1918 (trench fever); to 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital, 24 Jul;y 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 2 August 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 8 August 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 20 August 1918.

Transferred to Australian Corps Headquarters, 25 December 1918, and detached for duty with Australian YMCA.

Sick to hospital, 19 January 1919; admitted to 7th General Hospital, 4 February 1919 (venereal disease); transferred to England, 4 February 1919, and admitted same day to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford; discharged to duty (non venereal), 12 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, QUAMBY Leslie

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