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Leslie James SQUIRES

Regimental number9034
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address90 Park Avenue, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.4
Height5' 7"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E R Squires, 90 Park Avenue, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 9 months in the 44th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date8 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 August 1915
Place of enlistmentNational Park, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentOrderly Room Sergeant
Unit name2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date27 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 22 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 27 January 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 September 1967
Age at death73
Place of burialCremated: St Thomas Cemetery (Wall A Niche 71), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SQUIRES Leslie James

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