Leslie Raymond ARTHUR

Leslie Raymond Arthur Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Lismore NSW
Resided
Crows Nest
Occupation
Farmer
Enlisted
16-August-1914
Place
Enoggera
Age
19
Status
Single
Service No
292
Rank
Trooper
Unit
2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
Embarked
24-September-1914
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
7 August 1915
Place
Quinn's Post, Gallipoli
Cemetery or Memorial
Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Crows Nest War Memorial.

 

Brother of 3259 Private Allan Victor Arthur.

Cousin of 1537 Private Clive Arthur and 571 Private Albert William John Tallentire (neither on Roll of Honour).

 

Leslie Arthur embarked with the historic first AIF Contingent and arrived at Gallipoli from Egypt in early May 1915. He was killed by machine gun fire in a daybreak attack at Quinn's Post. He had just turned 20.

25 soldiers named on the Roll of Honour died during the Gallipoli campaign. 

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