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William Leslie CARNEGIE

Regimental number16
Place of birthPeterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
SchoolPeterhead Academy, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia20
AddressAlbury Street, Harden, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Carnegie, Peterhead, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 5th Bn, Gordon Highlanders, British Army.
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name30th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave No. 1), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Alexandrina CARNEGIE, Sunny View, Cairntrodlie, Peterhead, Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez ex-HMAT 'Beltana', 11 December 1915.

Trnsferred to 8th Brigade Machine Gun Section, Tel el Kebir, 9 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 8th Machine Gun Company, 11 March 1916; reverted to Private, 15 March 1916.

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

Killed in action,20 July 1916.

Buried in Sailly-sur-La-Lys Cemetery; reported by Rev. W. Meredith Holliday.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARNEGIE William Leslie

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