Heritage > MAXWELL Leslie Allingham: 1896 -1917, KIA ANZAC
The Upper Yarra Museum has initiated a project to recreate a Memorial avenue of trees dedicated to the WW1 fallen from the old Upper Yarra Shire. The reformed avenue is to be planted along the old railway line, now the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail by Anzac Day 2015.
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Leslie Allingham MAXWELL
|Leslie Allingham MAXWELL: B 1896 Leslie was born at Walhalla to Charles Graham Maxwell and Barbara Jane [Loutit]. Barbara was a storekeeper at Yarra Junction.
Family: Brothers Charles Kenneth, Herbert Graham, sisters Barbara and Verna
|948 Private Leslie Allingham MAXWELL: 21 Killed in Action 3.6.1917
Strand Military Cemetery Belgium. Burial Comines-Warneton Hainaut Belgium
|Family Name The War Graves||MAXWELL|
|Given Names||Leslie Allingham|
|Occupation at Enlistment||Bank Clerk, Lilydale. Listed on the State Bank Honour Board in Head Office, Melbourne- Bob Sutherland|
|Date of Enlistment||18.2.1916|
|Age at Enlistment||21|
|Next of Kin||Father Mr Charles Graham Maxwell|
|Address at Enlistment||Yarra Junction|
|Embarkation Details||Unit embarked from Melbourne VIC on board HMAT A11 Ascanius, on 27.5.1916|
|Nominal Roll||Nominal roll|
|Rank on Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit on Nominal Roll||39 Battalion,|
|Fate||Killed in Action.|
|Australia War Memorial Roll, Panel Number||Panel Number 131Roll of Honour name projectionLeslie Allingham Maxwell’s name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory|
|Date of Death||3.6.1917|
|Place of Death or Wounding||Messines ,Belgium|
|Age at Death||214 months|
|Roll of Honour Circular||Yes|
|Commemoration Details and Panel Reference||Strand Military Plot 1 Row E, Messines Cemetery, Comines-Warneton Hainaut, BELGIUMWar Grave|
|Medals||British war Medal.
Where the Australians Rest.
|Local Rolls of Honour||Political Labor Council Honor Roll,: Upper Yarra RSL
Yarra Junction Primary School 3216: Yarra Junction Primary
|Local Memorials||Yarra Junction Cenotaph: Fallen
|AIF Data Base||Leslie MAXWELL|
Family & Early Life
|Father Mr Charles Graham Maxwell, mother Barbara Jane Maxwell, native Walhalla.
Leslie was born in 1896 at Walhalla to Charles Graham Maxwell and Barbara Jane, he resided at Yarra Junction. Methodist
|Leslie was a bomb thrower with the 39th BnFather received Memorial Scroll Kings Message, Memorial Plaque and David’s personal effects including disc, purse, testament, mirror, cards, letter, unit colours, wallet, metal brooch, wooden boomerang, metal watch, metal case, metal wrist watch [damaged] 4 coins, badge swivel, stamps. Plus ex store items, tobacco pouch, kit bag handle and handkerchief.Also noted in a consignment from the Defence Department included a Lodge Badge|
|Commemorating the Fallen – Yarra Junction Cenotaph – The Great War 1914 – 1919 [Paperback] Bob Sutherland..
School Days at the Junction, The Centenary Story of Yarra Junction Primary School 1894-1994, 1994, ISBN 0947145 82 6[ Paperback.Australian Birth Index