Leslie Francis Lovell

First Name: 
Leslie
Middle Name: 
Francis
Last Name: 
Lovell
Date of Birth: 
Monday, April 10, 1899
Mother's Name: 
Catherine nee Hayes
Father's Name: 
Frederick Lovell
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, April 7, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
54th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, February 22, 1961
Place of Death: 
Sydney, N.S.W.
Details: 

Leslie Francis Lovell (Service No 2179), was born in Dapto, N.S.W.

He stated he was single, 18 years old, working as a farm hand, but he was 17 years old.

Leslie embarked on HMAT A42 Boorara, with the 54th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement, on 19th August 1916. He arrived in England on 13th October 1916, and joined the 54th Battalion, in France, on 24th December 1916. Leslie saw service on the Western Front and was promoted to Lance Corporal, on 4th October 1917. He was wounded in action on 18th April 1918. Suffering from the effects of a gas attack, Leslie was evacuated for treatment, returning to duty on 6th June 1918. On 5th April 1919, he was promoted to Corporal.

Leslie returned to Australia, in September 1919 and was discharged medically unfit, due to bronchitis, on 1st January 1921.

In 1955, Leslie married Rita Green, in Balmain, N.S.W.

Leslie died in Sydney, N.S.W., in 1961.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, LOVELL LESLIE FRANCIS

Images

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.