Fackrell, Leslie James (1700)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 23 years 3 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 21 February 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1700            view online service record

34 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Carrie T Madden (mother)
34 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 4 April 1916
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion – 2nd Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 19 July 1916
Place: France

Leslie James Fackrell. AWM P06964.002.

Leslie James Fackrell. AWM P06964.002.

Private, 60 Infantry, killed in action 19 July, 1916, France, aged 24, commemorated VC Corner Australian Cemetery, France.

Parents : Joseph FACKRELL (late) and Mrs Caroline MADDERN, previously FACKRELL, born Port Melbourne, parents at the time of his birth at 62 Rouse Street as butchers. A 23-year-old labourer, he enlisted with his mother at 34 Princes Street, no circular returned. FACKRELL was reported missing, 19 July 1916, declared killed in action by a Court of Enquiry convened on 4 August 1917, no known grave. In what appears to have been an incredibly tragic twelve months for the family, a notice in The Age, 20 October, 1917 placed by a brother Bert (under FACKRELL-DUGGAN) notes the confirmation of Leslie’s death in France, the passing of their own “darling little boy”, also Leslie on 20 October, 1916, and the serviceman’s sister, Ethel, suddenly on 24 July, 1916.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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