|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Date made||c 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 1710 Private (Pte) Leslie Winchcombe Gregory, 7th Light Horse, of Casino, NSW. ...
Studio portrait of 1710 Private (Pte) Leslie Winchcombe Gregory, 7th Light Horse, of Casino, NSW. A saw miller prior to enlistment in 1915, Pte Gregory embarked from Sydney with the 11 Reinforcements on board HMAT Euripides (A14) on 2 November 1915 bound for Egypt and Palestine. Pte Gregory was wounded in action on 9 August 1916 during operations following the Battle of Romani. In November 1916 he was appointed temporary Quarter Master Sergeant with the 2nd Light Horse and promoted to 2nd Lieutenant with the 4th Machine Gun Squadron in September 1917. In December he was promoted to Lieutenant (Lt). During 1918 Lt Gregory became a qualified Vicker's machine gun instructor and was seconded to the 1st Squadron Australian Flying Corps. He trained in aerial observation and graduated in December 1918 as a flying officer's observer. Lt Gregory returned to Australia in March 1919. Lt Gregory's brother was 255 Driver Clive Winchcombe Gregory, 1st Divisional Train, Australian Army Service Corps who was killed in action at Gallipoli on 21 May 1915. The brothers were cousins to Lieutenant Colonel Owen Glendower Howell-Price DSO MC, Commanding 3rd Battalion Australian Infantry, died of wounds 4 November 1916; Major Philip Llewellyn Howell-Price DSO MC, 1st Battalion, died 4 October 1917; 2nd Lieutenant Richmond Gordon Howell-Price MC, 1st Battalion, died of wounds 4 May 1917; Major Frederick Philmore Howell-Price DSO, returned to Australia 20 May 1919.