|Place of birth||Hotspur, Victoria|
|School||State School No 1260, Hotspur, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Glover Street, South Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr W Treloar, Glover Street, South Melbourne, Victoria|
|Place of enlistment||Hamilton, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 7), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated on Hotspur State School No 1260 Honor Roll, Victoria. Commemorated on Memorial Plantation Hotspur Avenue of Avenue, Victoria.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria, 31 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 12 June 1916, and marched in to 2nd training Bn, Perham Downs.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 11 August 1916 (scabies).
Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1916.
Admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 28 January 1917 (mumps); discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 3 March 1917; rejoined 8th Bn, in the field, 14 March 1917.
Wounded in action, 7 May 1917 (gun shot wound, scalp and left shoulder); admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 8 May 1917; transferred by Ambulance Train No 4 to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 9 May 1917; discharged to Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 9 May 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 1 June 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 26 October 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, TRELOAR Leslie|