Leslie BUCHANAN

Birthplace
New Zealand
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Newspaper Editor
Enlisted
17-January-1917
Place
Toowoomba
Age
39
Status
Married
Service No
N/N
Rank
2nd Lieutenant
Unit
31st Battalion, 13th Reinforcements
Embarked
07-February-1917
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Lieutenant
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed accidently
Date
5 September 1918
Place
Wiancourt, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Mont Huon Military Cemetery, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

 

Leslie Buchanan arrived in France in June 1917 and in August was promoted to Lieutenant. In May 1918 he was slightly wounded in action near Vaire but stayed on duty. While in reserve at Battalion Headquarters near Wiancourt, he returned to the officers’ quarters on the evening of 4 September “in a collapsed condition” and had to be assisted to bed. The next morning his body was found on the ground after he had accidently fallen from a second floor window during the night and died from his injuries.

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