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ROBERTS Leslie Alfred

Service number 1959

Leslie married Vera Pearl Nicholson. They lived in Garratt Street, Euroa and his occupation was Butter Factory Manager. Leslie re-enlisted for World War Two, he served 14th June 1942-31st October 1945. He served as Captain with the 16th Victorian Battalion.

Returned to Australia on the 4thJuly 1919. Discharged on the 3rdOctober 1919.

Died in March 1961 at Box Hill, Victoria.

Cremated on the 6th March 1961 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

Base Records office AIF (16thJanuary 1918)

“Mr H Roberts

Raymond Island,

Gippsland, Victoria.

Dear Sir,

I have much pleasure in forwarding hereunder copy extract from second supplement No 30243 to the London Gazette dated 21st August, 1917, relating to conspicuous services rendered by your son, No 1959 Lance Corporal L A Roberts 38th Battalion.

Awarded the Military Medal.

“His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the undermentioned non-commissioned officer.

No 1959 Corporal LA Roberts.”

The above has been promulgated in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No 219 of 20th December 1917.

Yours faithfully,

Major, Officer in Charge, Base Records.”

Name ROBERTS, Leslie Alfred
Service Number 1959
Rank Lieutenant
Roll 38 Battalion 1-6 Reinforcements (June-December 1916)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 16th August 1916
City Melbourne
Ship RMS Orontes
Age 26 years
Birth Place 15th May 1889, Port Albert, Victoria
Father Herman Roberts, Raymond Island, Paynesville, Gippsland, Victoria
Mother Charlotte (Fitz) Roberts
Religion Presbyterian
Occupation Clerk
Residence Melbourne, Victoria
Enlisted 5thFebruary 1916
Height 5 feet, 7 ½ inches
Complexion Fair; Eyes- Blue; Hair- Brown