|Date made||c 1917-1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of 657 Sergeant (Sgt) Leslie Henry Kew-Ming MM, 23rd Battalion. A bootmaker from ...
Studio portrait of 657 Sergeant (Sgt) Leslie Henry Kew-Ming MM, 23rd Battalion. A bootmaker from St. Arnaud, Victoria, prior to enlistment, he embarked from Melbourne with the 5th Reinforcements, Anzac Cyclist Battalion, aboard HMAT Borda (A30) on 20 October 1916. Sgt Kew-Ming was promoted several times during his service in France and Belgium and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field for his actions and leadership, whilst wounded, during the digging of a communication trench to new capturedd front line at Broodseinde on 9 October 1917. He survived the war, returning to Australia in 1919. Sgt Kew-Ming was one of an estimated 200 Chinese Australians who served with the First Australian Imperial Force.