Leslie Davis was born in 1890 at Merino, VIC to John Davis and Alice Membrey.
He was a farmer in Bacchus Marsh, VIC when he joined the AIF, 7th Reinforcements, 23rd Battalion on the 28th of July 1915, aged 22. Leslie embarked aboard the HMAT A73 Commonwealth in November.
After disembarking in Egypt he was transferred to the 58th Battalion in February 1916 and then to the 60th Battalion in March. Embarking from Alexandria, Egypt he arrived at Marseilles, France in late June.
During the disastrous Battle of Fromelles he suffered a gunshot wound to the jaw on the 19th of July and was hospitalised in Boulogne, France until he rejoined his unit in August. In February 1917 he was detached to Divisional Signalling School for a month before being hospitalised for six weeks with influenza and laryngitis in April. He was granted two weeks leave in England in late July. Leslie transferred to the 59th Battalion in September 1918 and shortly thereafter was granted three weeks leave in England.
Leslie returned to England from France in March 1919 and embarked for home aboard the Devanha in May, returning to Australia in late June and discharged from the AIF in August.
Leslie Davis died at Hamilton, VIC in 1980, aged 89.
He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh.
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