1st FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE
Battery Sergeant Major: 11917 Leslie Hercules ASKER. D.C.M.
Born: 10th October 1892. Victoria, Australia.
Married: 1928. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Wife: Kathleen Mary "Kit" Asker. nee: Massey. (1904-1971)
Died: 21st July 1952. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Death Cert:15955/1952.
Father: John Asker.
Mother: Emily Asker. nee: Quest.
Leslie Hercules Asker enlisted with the AIF on the 25th November 1915 and was allocated to the 14th Field Artillery Reinforcements with the rank of Gunner. He was promoted to Bombardier on the 19th of March and Acting Sergeant with the No:2 Section Divisional Ammunition Company on the 19th April 1916.
Leslie was promoted to Temporary Battery Sergeant Major on the 11th November 1916 in France.
29 December 1918.
Group portrait of the mounted escort of the 1st Australian Divisional Artillery, on the occasion of the visit of the Prince of Wales. Captain ?Shauldrs MC (in foreground). Left to right: 5412 Driver (Dvr) A. M. McLeod; 852 Sergeant R. O. Ford; 6186 Bombardier J. H. Pascall MM; 39459 Dvr R. R. Marshall; Dvr Laskie; Dvr J. Bloxage; Dvr F. Ryan, 5th Battalion; Dvr Evans; Gnr Claremont; 1035 Dvr E. R. Foster; Dvr Johnson; Gnr C. F. Flood; Gnr Mills; Bdr Edwards; Bdr Cox; Gnr Mansfield; Dvr H. E. Adams; Bdr A. K. Munyard MM; Gnr Wharton; Dvr R. Mathews; Gnr Marr; Bdr Lesham; 1788 Dvr Smith; Gnr Johnson; Warrant Officer L. H. Asker.
DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
101st Battery Australian Artillery, now Head Quarters 1st Australian Field Brigade. Battery Sergeant Major: 11917 Leslie Hercules ASKER. Now Temporary Regimental Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer 1) for conspicuous devotion to duty during the period 16/17th September to 11th November 1918. Sergeant Major ASKER displayed constant devotion to duty and skill in his capacity as Sergeant Major. His general knowledge
RANDWICK, NSW. 1945. STAFF OF THE LAND HEADQUARTERS SCHOOL OF ARTILLERY. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL:
VX18115 CAPTAIN (CAPT) R. A. COOK; VX23879 CAPT L. B. ARCHER; QX33983 LIEUTENANT (LT) G. H. ROBERTSON; VX17929 CAPT W. C. MCLACHLAN; NX139102 CAPT O. E. PHILLIPS; VX8679 LT A. W. DARBYSHIRE-ROBERTS; WX36704 LT J. G. MOSS; VX32187 CAPT D. W. DEASEY; VX34028 CAPT G. L. SINCLAIR; VF345975 LT E. J. ABICARE; NX138900 CAPT D. B. WILLICK; MAJOR (MAJ) H. S. BLACK; LIEUTENANT COLONEL J. Y. B. SHARPE; WX3348 MAJ R. C. HUDSON; NX12408 MAJ J. E. PAGAN; NX118187 CAPT W. A. BURT; NX117250 CAPT E. A. TAYLOR; VX41481 CAPT J. D. COLLINS; SERGEANT (SGT) C. T. M. STEWART; WARRANT OFFICER (WO) 2 B. J. EASTOE; SGT K. S. ROSS; WO 2 E. G. GOWTY; SGT C. M. BEAVIS; WO 1 L. H. ASKER; WO 2 C. E. S. KISS; WO 2 J. V. CAMERON; WO 2 C. E. S. HUGHES; WO 2 E. N. MORRIS; SGT R. W. OVERALL; SGT E. T. WILLIAMS; SGT K. L. RITCHIE; SGT E. D. CHRISTIE; WO 2 J. C. WILSON; WO 2 J. T. LOGAN; WO 2 L. RENZOW; WO 2 A. W. EVANS; WO 2 MCALLISTER; WO 2 F. H. BLACK; SGT I. W. BOYD; SGT R. K. MATHEWS. (PHOTOGRAPHER SGT R. RICE)
Leslie was a single 29 year old Horse Dealer from 51 Elm Street, South Melbourne, Victoria upon enlistment with the AIF. He stated that he served with No: 10 Company Royal Australian Artillery in South Australia for 3 years and 10 months before moving to Victoria.
Kathleen Mary "Kit" Asker. nee: Massey. (1904-1971)
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