EMMS, Leslie John

Leslie Emms is 5th from the left.

Service Number: 8188
Rank: Not known
Enlistment Unit: 6th Field Artillery
Transferred Unit: Not known or not applicable
Date of Enlistment: 5 August 1915
Enlistment Age: 25 years 3 months
Fate of person: Returned to Australia

Biographical Details

Leslie had been working at Dempsters as a salesman for four years prior to enlisting in the 6th Field Artillery in August 1915. He saw service on the Western Front in 1916/1917 but returned to Australia in September 1917 after being diagnosed with Dupuytren's contraction caused by burns in 1912. He married Elvin Foster in 1918 but died only four years later aged thirty two.

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