Drayton, Leslie Athol (6737)
Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC
Age: 22 years 1 month
Enlistment Details: Saturday, 12 August 1916 – Melbourne, VIC
Service Number: 6737 view online service record
Next of Kin:
Amelia Drayton (wife)
Date: Wednesday, 25 October 1916
Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion – 22nd Reinforcements
DOW: Tuesday, 2 October 1917
Place: 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium
Private, 5 Infantry, died of wounds, 2 October, 1917, Belgium, aged 23, commemorated Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Parents: Frederick William and Annie Stewart DRAYTON; Wife: Amelia P. DRAYTON, born Port Melbourne, 184 Montague Street, South Melbourne? Enlisted as a 22 year old grocer, wife in Spotswood Circular returned by widow from Spotswood showing Footscray as place of association. Brother, 3382, George Frederick DRAYTON enlisted from Footscray, also born Port Melbourne, although directories of the time show Frederick at 184 Montague Street, South Melbourne. Died 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Flanders.
Additional research by Brian Membrey