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Vale Lesley Mathew Kirley

  • Flemington & Kensington RSl 25-27 Rankins Road Kensington, VIC, 3031 Australia (map)

Trooper Lesley Matthew Kirley, the Great Uncle of Fiona

Lesley embarked for Palestine on HMAT Boorara A42 joining the 1st Light horse Regiment.

After the famous charge of the Light horse and the capture of Beersheba this victory needed to be consilidated and so the Hills and Roads surronding the town needed to be taken, and so they pushed out and engaged with entranched Turkish soldiers. 

Trooper Lesley Matther Kirley was Killed at the The battle of Tel el Kwuweilfe on the 5th Novemeber.

We are honoured to have a photo of him hanging in our club rooms and we hope you can join us in remembrance this Friday, 100 years after his loss.