Private Leslie Andrew Sheffield

Service number 2512, 2513
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death Date 1916-07-26
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918

Private Leslie Andrew Sheffield (2512, 17th Battalion) was a cattle drover from Newtown, NSW. He enlisted on 30 July 1915. Leslie was killed in action on 26 July 1916 during the Battle of Pozieres, aged 17 years. He was buried in the vicinity of Pozieres, but was later reinterred in the Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France.



Date of enlistment 30 July 1915
Date of embarkation 05 October 1915
Date of death 26 July 1916
Date of fate 26 July 1916