Lance Corporal Leslie Hart

Service number 267
Ranks Held Lance Corporal, Private
Birth Date 1897
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Brunswick
Death Date 1915-05-04
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula
Also known as Hart, Leslie Oldham
Final Rank Lance Corporal
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Lance/Corporal Leslie Hart (267, 7th Battalion) was born in 1898 at Brunswick, Melbourne and worked as a shop assistant before enlisting in August 1914. He landed at Gallipoli on 25 April and was promoted to lance corporal on 30 April. Only a few days later, while in the front line, he suffered a bullet wound to the head, Leslie died of his wounds on 4 May 1915, aged 17 years. He is buried in Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey.



Date of birth 1897
Date of enlistment 18 August 1914
Date of embarkation 19 October 1914
Date of death 04 May 1915
Date of fate 04 May 1915