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Leslie Gemmel TASSIE

Date of birth21 April 1890
Place of birthKent Town South Australia
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressPort Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs D S Tassie, 'Indoola', Highbury Street, Prospect, South Australia
Previous military service81st Infantry
Enlistment date2 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAAMS


Unit: MED AIF Depots UK
Promotion date: 16 December 1916


Unit: 13th Field Ambulance
Promotion date: 28 January 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer set a fine example of coolness in going about amongst his stretcher barers, directing and encouraging them. Day and night he visited the regimental aid post and loading posts, re-arranging barer relays and supervising the evacuation of the wounded. Hearing there were several wounded in a village which was being heavily shelled, he organized parties and cleared the village.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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