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Dinning, Leslie Langlow (1893–1924)

The death is announced of Mr. Leslie Langlow Dinning, late of the 1st Battalion, A.I.F., and of the Department of Education.

While on the staff of the Mosman Public School he enlisted at the outbreak of the war, and proceeded with the 1st Battalion on active service. He took part in the landing at Anzac, and during the early Gallipoli fighting displayed conspicuous bravery by rescuing, under fire, his friend, Jack Reid, who had been seriously wounded in the head. Sgt. Dinning survived the Gallipoli campaign, and in one of the early Australian engagements on French soil was severely wounded at Pozieres in 1916.

After a long stay in hospital, both in England and in Randwick, he made a sufficient recovery to be able, for a brief period, to resume teaching duties at No. 2 correspondence school. For the last 12 months, however, he had been confined to his bed, and died after a long and courageous fight against overwhelming odds.

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