• Hector Leslie Deslandes

Army / Flying Corps
  • 6th Australian Machine Gun Company
  • 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Lance Corporal

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Enlistment - WW1

    Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

  • Birth

    Victoria 3517, Australia

Stories and comments
    • description of photo in Australian War Memorial.
    • Posted by helenpre, Friday, 16 October 2015

    Informal outdoor portrait of 145 Private (Pte) (later Lance Corporal) Hector Leslie Deslandes (left), 6th Company Machine Gun Company, of Inglewood, Vic; and an unidentified member of another Machine Gun Company. Pte Deslandes was a labourer before enlisting on 3 February 1915. He embarked from Melbourne on 10 May 1915 with A Company, 22nd Battalion. He was killed in action at the age of 23 in Belgium on 9 October 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.