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Leslie Raymond Hensbergh

Name on Board LR Hensbergh
Name on Service
Leslie Raymond  Hensbergh
Enlistment Age 19
Occupation Brass Finisher
Place of Birth Sunshine, Vic
Next of Kin Charles Raymond and Martha Hensbergh
Address 25 Collingwood Road, Newport, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 25/02/1916
Service No. 5368
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 1/08/1916
Embarkation Ship HMAT Miltiades A28
Unit on Embarkation 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 3/05/1917
Unit on Death 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA (previously reported missing)
Place of Wounding/
Bullecourt, France
Cemetery or Memorial Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy, Arras, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Additional Information Private Leslie Hensbergh was wounded just after crossing the 2nd Hindenburg Line.  Corporal Anderson reported in the Red Cross file that he stayed with him for 20 minutes, then wrapped Leslie in a blanket when he was ordered to leave him. An honour board was unveiled at the Newport Dispensary Hall for the Newport Tent I.O.R.  in December 1919.  The honour board, which was made of Australian blackwood, with fiddle-back panels, contained the names of 36 members, nine of whom had sacrificed their lives for their country, of which L Hensberg was one.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 13 December 1919, p2
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