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Leslie Frank BURGESS

Date of birth12 February 1888
Place of birthMalvern, South Australia
SchoolPrince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationElectrical engineer
Address38 Davenport Terrace, Wayville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinBrother, John Howard Burgess, 20 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date2 November 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name9th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448, 28 December 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57, 18 April 1918.

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 18 February 1918

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 3 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia No details enetered on Nominal
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Discharge date--/10/1919
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal.{War service: France, Belgium. Slightly wounded in action, but remained on duty, 1917.

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