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White, Leslie Harold (705)

Place of Birth: Beaufort, VIC

Age: 21 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 8 February 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 705 view online service record

205 Montague Street
South Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Peter White (father)
205 Montague Street
South Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 3 June 1916
Ship: HMAT Persic A34
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Thursday, 10 May 1917
Place: France

Private, 5 Infantry, killed in action 10 May, 1917, France, aged 19, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France 

705B  (Parents: A. J. WHITE (late) and Frances Jane DUNBAR, previously WHITE), born Beaufort, educated Dorcas Street SS.   Enlisted with stepfather Peter DUNBAR as next of kin, 205 Montague Street, South Melbourne, later Ingles Street and then later at 145 Farrell Street, both in Port Melbourne.  He was the second son of his late father, two siblings. A cousin, 3502, Private Thomas Henry WHITE, died of disease 25 March, 1917 and included on the St. Kilda Roll)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

1917 ‘PTE. H. L. WHITE KILLED.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 9 June, p. 2. , viewed 10 Oct 2019,

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