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Jack Leslie

Lieut. 12th Army Field Artillery Bde. SN 4736. Returned 29.8.1919

Date Enlisted 25/10/1915
Service Number SN 4736/ Lieutenant
Age of Enlistment 19 years 8 months
Place of Enlistment Perth, WA
Place of Birth Claremont, WA
Previous Military Experience VT exempt 87A
Occupation farmer
Marital Status Single
Religion Church of England
School Attended Guildford Grammar School
Address History Mother - Mrs M.A.Edwards, Shenton Road, Claremont, WA

Military History

Embarked Fremantle per HT ‘Runic’ A 54 for Egypt 29.1.1916.
Roll Unit 13th Reinf. 16th Infantry Bn.
Roll Rank Private.
Edwards disembarked at Alexandria 26.2.1916. He marched in to Zeitoun 26.2.1916 and was taken on Strength 19.4.1916. He was transferred to the 4th Division Artillery as A/Sgt. 22.4.1916. Edwards was promoted to the Howitzer Brigade 22.4.1916.  Edwards joined the BEF and embarked at Alexandria for France 3.6.1916. He disembarked at Marseilles and entrained for Havre. He was posted in the Field, to the Artillery School in England in 1916. Edwards was  transferred to the 12th Army Artillery Field Brigade 25.1.1917 . His Brigade fought at Bullecourt and Reinecourt in April 1917. In June 1917 he was sent to the Royal Artillery School at St John's Wood, England   and received an Appointment of 2nd Lieutenant 3.11.1917.  He proceeded overseas to France 16.11.1917.  Edwards joined his Division which had suffered terrible losses at Ypres in the latter part of 1917.  He spent much of January and February in hospital and rejoined his Unit in Belgium 27.2.1918. He was promoted to Lieutenant 3.2.1918. Edwards  marched out for England 8.4.1919. Following a period of hospitalisation in May 1919, he was listed for return to Australia .
Embarked in England for Australia per ’Takada’ 18.7.1919.
Returned/Disembarked 29.8.1919.
Discharged/ Terminated 21.10.1919.
Final Rank Lieut. 12th Army Field Artillery Brigade.
Medical Condition NK.
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Information Source
Guildford Grammar School Honour Roll
NAA: B2455, Edwards J L
AWM Embarkation Rolls- Jack Leslie Edwards

Shenton Rd. Claremont. WA.