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Leslie William John FISHER

Regimental number7242
Date of birth18 June 1897
Place of birthGlebe, New South Wales
SchoolNewtown Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFurniture worker
Address34 Leichhardt Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A G Fisher, 5 Ada Villa, Erskineville Road, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Other detailsHeld a sporting medal labelled "Royal Navy and Army Boxing Association" Corps Heavyweight Division Winner, 11 April 1919. Served in France and Ypres. Was gassed and spent his 21st Birthday recovering in Epsom, United Kingdom.
Date of death14 November 1966
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, North Ryde, New South Wales

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