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Leslie Emerson ASH

Regimental number820
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationClerk
AddressBrigalow Avenue, Kensington Gardens, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9.25"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Nellie Ash, Brigalow Avenue, Kensington Gardens, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the 20th AASC and 79th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name(1st) Divisional Train, 4th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 7 November 1915
Discharge date8 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Wounded, Gallipoli, 27 May 1915 (gun shot wound, left foot); transferred to Alexandria and admitted to hospital; discharged from hospital, 13 April 1915.

Transferred to England, 10 August 1915, and admitted to 4th General Hospital, London, 23 August 1915 (malaria and sunstroke).

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Runic', 7 November 1915 (gun shot wound, left foot; septic poisoning); discharged (medically unfit), 8 September 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASH Leslie Emerson

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