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Leslie COWARD

Regimental number4156
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
SchoolState School, Golden Point, Ballarat, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCleaner
Address57 Clayton Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Coward, 57 Clayton Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceCommonwealth Military Cadet Corps
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 8 February 1917

FateDied of wounds 12 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death22.9
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialAchiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 22), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
72
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth COWARD,57 Clayton Street, Ballarat East, Victoria,
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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