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Leslie Charles STEETH

Regimental number3475
Place of birthMoonee Ponds, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAscot Vale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 2"
Weight108 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hannah Steeth, 384 Mt Alexander Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date21 April 1917
Place of enlistmentMoonee Ponds, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Discharge date27 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 5906 Pte Arthur George STEETH, 21st Bn, returned to Australia, 16 December 1917; 4555 Bugler Walter Joseph STEETH, 7th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 July 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 16 September 1917; marched in to 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 17 September 1917.

Admitted to Sutton Veny Hospital, 2 January 1918; marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, from Carrier Centre, 30 March 1918 (no further details recorded).

Marched in to 14th Training Bn, Codford, 11 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 April 1918; taken on strength, 59th Bn, in the field, 18 May 1918.

Detached for duty with 15th Field Company Engineers, 21 June 1918; rejoined 59th Bn, 26 July 1918.

Found guilty, 10 October 1918, of being absent without leave, 6 pm, 29 September, to 5 pm, 2 October 1918: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited total of 17 days' pay.

On leave to United Kingdom, 1 March 1919; rejoined Bn, 17 March 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 24 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Pakeha', 24 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 27 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEETH Leslie Charles

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