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Casey, Leslie Walter (7461)

Place of Birth: Cobar, NSW

Age: 34 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 4 July 1917 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 7461            view online service record

27 McCormack Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Elsie Rae Casey (wife)
27 McCormack Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 1917
Ship: HMAT Nestor A71
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 25th Reinforcements

RTA: Sunday, 20 October 1918
Discharged: Thursday, 23 January 1919

In October 1919, Leslie applied to Port Melbourne Council for the combined position of Dog Registration Officer, Meter Reader and Assistant Collector for Electric Supply. Over 100 applications were received*.

In his application, Leslie, stated that he had been a resident of Port Melbourne for ten years and was currently employed by Holdenson and Neilson Fresh Food Pty Ltd.

Another returned soldier, Sydney Ryan Carns was the successful applicant.

* The file of handwritten applications is part of the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society Collection

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