Heritage > MAXWELL Leslie Allingham: 1896 -1917, KIA ANZAC
Avenue of honour Upper YarraThe 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.

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
War Grave Maxwell_L_AFamily Name

The War Graves
Given Names Leslie Allingham
Birth Date 1896
Birth Place Walhalla
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
Service Number(s) 948
Next of Kin Father Mr Charles Graham Maxwell
Embarkation Embarkation
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.
Memorial plaque.
Memorial scroll.
Victory 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

Memorial Tree Yes
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

Military Service

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

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