|Place of birth||Lismore, New South Wales|
|School||Public School, Derroughby, New South Wales, and State School, Plainby, Queensland.|
|Address||'Plainby', Crow's Nest, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, William Arthur, 'Plainby', Crow's Nest, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Member for 3 years of Crows Nest Rifle Club.|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/7/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Light Horse Regiment|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||'At the time of enlistment he was a Local Preacher on Trial in conversation with the Crows Nest Methodist Circuit. Was an active member of the Crows Nest Rifle Club & a good shot.' (details from father)|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||Shrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 9), Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Sarah ARTHUR, Plainby, Crow's Nest, Queensland. Native of Lismore, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Cousins: 1537 Pte Clive ARTHUR, 3rd Battalion Imperial Camel Brigade, died of wounds, 24 November 1917; 571 Pte Albert William John TALLENTIRE, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, Gallipoli, 14-15 May 1915.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.
Wounded in action, 16 June 1915 (bullet wound, shoulder).
Killed in action, 7 August 1915.
Statement, Red Cross File No 0140502C, 323 Trooper R.L. GRAYSON, B Troop, 2nd Light Horse Regiment (patient, 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, Cairo), 3 February 1916: 'Witness states that there was one man named Arthur in the 2 A.L.H. This was Leslie Arthur. He was cut almost in two at Quinn's Post on Aug 7 by machine gun fire and died almost immediately. His body was brought into the trenches by Sgt Look ... and covered with a blanket. Witness took a last look at Arthur removing the blanket from his face for the purpose. He was dead. Arthur had red hair, was about 5 ft 11 in height and came from Crow's Nest, Queensland.'
Second statement, Lt A.R. NORRIS, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 19 January 1916: 'Witness says Arthur was killed at daybreak on 7.8.15, whilst with Lieut Burge's party at Quinn's Post. His body was brought in by Tpr Thompson. Witness saw it brought down to the dressing station.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ARTHUR Leslie Raymond
Red Cross File No 0140502C