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Leslie James ANDREWS

Regimental number2471
Place of birthEnmore, New South Wales
SchoolTempe Public School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm labourer
Address6 Park Road, St Peters, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J T Andrews, 6 Park Road, St Peters, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A75 Ballarat on 6 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death3 August 1916
Age at death23
Place of burialGordon Dump Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 42), Ovillers-La Boiselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
90
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of James and Jane Andrews, 6 Park Road, St. Peters, Sydney
Family/military connectionsSgt Cecil Stanley Avis - 20th Battalion, who died of wounds on 13 May 1917. Comrades from childhood.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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