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Leslie Vincent


21st Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Quercus palustris
  • Planted By: H. Odgers
  • Plaque: 1783

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Leslie Allan Vincent (SN 2051) was born in Steiglitz, and enlisted in Ballarat East on July 22nd 1915, having previously been rejected as "under height". The 21 year old labourer was assigned to the 21st Battalion and left Melbourne a month later on board the Anchises, bound for Egypt. After serving for six months in Gallipoli, he was posted to France and was reported "missing in action" in Belgium in October 1917. A Court of Enquiry subsequently found he had been killed in action at Passchendaele on October 4th 1917. His name is recorded on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, Belgium.

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour