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Leslie EDWARDS

Regimental number13285
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressLongwarry, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Edwards, Longwarry, Victoria
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 20 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This man showed great gallantry and devotion to duty on 12th October, 1917, under the following circumstances: Evacuation from the R.A.P. in the ZONNEBEKE area, east of YPRES, had been temporarily suspended owing to an enemy barrage and the difficult nature of the ground. This man, however, volunteered and successfully carried out the evacuation of the patient whose condition was such that immediate evacuation was his only chance.'
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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