|Colour - Toned black & white print
|c December 1915
First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of Captain (Capt) Leslie James Moorhouse, 46th Battalion, of Echuca, NSW. Capt ...
Studio portrait of Captain (Capt) Leslie James Moorhouse, 46th Battalion, of Echuca, NSW. Capt Moorhouse was a ledger-keeper at the Parramatta branch of the Bank of New South Wales before enlisting on 4 January 1915. He embarked from Melbourne as a Second Lieutenant with the 5th Reinforcements, 14th Battalion on 17 April 1915. He was seriously wounded on Gallipoli on 8 August 1915, and evacuated to hospital in London. He returned to Egypt on 20 December 1915 and was transferred to the 46th Battalion. In June 1916 he was sent to France and he was promoted to the rank of Captain on 15 July 1916. He was killed in action on 1 October 1916. He and four of his men were killed by an enemy shell, shortly after their return from a successful raid on the enemy's trenches. His commanding officer wrote that he was 'always thorough and I felt that any work left in his hands would be faithfully carried out.'