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Leslie Lancelot RICHARDS

Regimental number460
Place of birthColac, Victoria
SchoolColac State School, Victoria
OccupationI Mechanical engineer
AddressPollock Street, Colac, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W Richards, Pollock Street, Colac, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 17 June 1915
Place of death or woundingSteele Point, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death19.3
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 10), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Ropbert and Emma Matilda RICHARDS, Pollack Street, Colac, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin (1st): Captain Frederick DRAYTON, 31st Bn, returned to Australia, 22 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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