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Leopold Lionel BRISCOE

Regimental number1986
Place of birthWest Maitland, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressGreta, West Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J W Davoren, Greta, West Maitland, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 September 1914
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name30th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 February 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll119
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
116
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 23 March 1916.

Proceeded to 30th Bn from 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; taken on strength 30th Bn, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Found guilty, 6 July 1916, of being absent from Tatoo Roll Call, 5 July 1916: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRISCOE Leopold Lionel

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