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Leslie Charles ANNEAR

Regimental number1839
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
OccupationFarm hand
AddressMyling via Round Hill via Moora, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Edmund John Annear, Myling via Round Hill via Moora, Western Australia
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1839A
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 14th October, 1917, when carrying ammunition to his Battery at TOKIO (east of YPRES), all roads and approaches were blocked by the heavy hostile barrage and all traffic stopped. In spite of this continual heavy shell fire, Driver L.C. ANNEAR twice succeeded in getting through and delivering the urgently required ammunition to his Battery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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