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Leslie Henry George STROUT

Regimental number12791
Date of birth4 April 1893
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolMilton State School, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address2 Bartley Crescent, Wayville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Strout, 2 Bartley Crescent, Wayville, South Australia
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Leslie Henry
Medals

Military Medal

'On 7th June, 1917, in PLOEGSTEERT WOOD this man acted as a Stretcher Bearer for 20 hours continuously under heavy artillery fire and for a considerable portion of that time he had to work wearing the small box respirator. After 16 hours work, volunteers were called for to carry a case from the old enemy line back to the R.A.P., this man at once volunteered and by his determination and disregard for personal safety succeeded in carrying out his voluntary duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Discharge date13 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 12674 Pte John Alexander Diggory STROUT MM, 11th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 19 June 1919.
Other details

War service: France, Belgium (slightly gassed). Invalided to No 2 Canadian General Hospital, Le Treport. Awarded the Military Medal at Messines, Belgium, 6 June 1917.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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