Casey, Leslie Walter (7461)

Place of Birth: Cobar, NSW

Age: 34 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 4 July 1917 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 7461            view online service record

Address:
27 McCormack Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Elsie Rae Casey (wife)
27 McCormack Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 1917
Ship: HMAT Nestor A71
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 25th Reinforcements

Fate:
RTA: Sunday, 20 October 1918
Discharged: Thursday, 23 January 1919


Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 11.56.20 AMIn October 1919, Leslie applied to Port Melbourne Council for the combined position of Dog Registration Officer, Meter Reader and Assistant Collector for Electric Supply. Over 100 applications were received*.

In his application, Leslie, stated that he had been a resident of Port Melbourne for ten years and was currently employed by Holdenson and Neilson Fresh Food Pty Ltd.

Another returned soldier, Sydney Ryan Carns was the successful applicant.

* The file of handwritten applications is part of the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society Collection

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