Leslie J. Malin

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Ballarat Old Colonists' Association World War One Honour Board

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History

Leslie John Malin was born in Ballarat in 1881, and attended Magpie Primary School[1] He enlisted on 19 June 1916 at which time he was a a 34 year old widower working in the manufacturing industry. He gave his mother, Mary Jane Malin of 4 Holmes Street Ballarat, as his next of kin. [2]

A member of the 39th Battalion, Corporal Les Malin (2109) left Melbourne on the Shropshire on 25 September 1916, and served in England, Etaples, and France. He was admitted to hospital with Appendicitis on 02 December 1917, and proceeded to France on 08 May 1918 rejoining his Battalion ten days later.[3]

Malin was wounded in action on 30 August 1918. He died of wounds received in actions - gun shot wound to the left leg and face, feet, left shoulder, right arm and head. He was buried at Daours Communal Cemetery, Plot 8, Row B, Grave 37.[4]

The receipt for the memorial scroll was signed by Leslie Malin's son, Lloyd V. Malin.[5]

Corporal 'Les' Malin worked in the family tomato sauce factory, J. W. Malin & Sons.[6] He was killed in action during World War One.

Legacy

Corporal Leslie John Malin (2109) has a tree in the Ballarat Avenue of Honour, and is listed on the Honour Roll of the Old Colonists' Club Ballarat and Magpie State School Honour Roll.

Family

It will be learnt with regret by the many friends of Mr L. J. Malin that his wife died last evening after a brief illness. Mrs Malin, who was a daughter of Detective-sergeant Rogerson, was well known as an elocutionist, and competed, with much success at the Ballarat and other competitions as Miss Eva Rogerson.[7]

See also

J. W. Malin & Sons

John W. Malin, father

Francis E. Malin, brother

Old Colonists' Association

World War One

Notes

ATTESTED. Arriving those who attested during yesterday's enlisting boom was Mr Les. Malin, tomato sauce manufacturer, who arranged to enter as soon as he can free himself from business responsibilities.[8]

References

  1. Magpie State School Honour Roll
  2. NAA: B2455, MALIN LESLIE JOHN
  3. NAA: B2455, MALIN LESLIE JOHN
  4. NAA: B2455, MALIN LESLIE JOHN
  5. NAA: B2455, MALIN LESLIE JOHN
  6. A. M. Taylor. Dinkum Oil: Letters Published in the Ballarat Courier During the Great War. Ballarat, 2006.
  7. Ballarat Star, 11 April 1910.
  8. Evening Echo, 15 February 1916.

Further Reading

External links

https://www.facebook.com/GreatWarBallarat/posts/1559295764116693


--Beth Kicinski 12:50, 14 December 2012 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 00:07, 23 April 2015 (AEST)

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