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Lousada, Cecil St. Leger (1897–1918)

Died of Wounds. The following record of bravery appeared in the "Age" last week :- Pte. Cecil St. Leger Lousada, sixth son of Mr. Charles Lousada, of Kardella, has died of wounds received in action on 11th April. Early in 1915 he enlisted in the 24th Battalion. At that time he was employed in the Bank of New South Wales at Elmore. He served in Gallipoli, and was amongst the last 30 to leave at the evacuation. In France he won the D.C.M. for conspicuous gallantry and devotion in volunteering to carry water across open ground, and through an extremely heavy barrage of artillery fire, to severely wounded men. Later he displayed great bravery as a stretcher bearer, exhibiting a fine example of endurance and soldierly spirit. He transferred from the infantry to the artillery last year, and was to have attended the cadet training school for artillery officers in May. A brother was killed in action some time ago. The Lousada family are well known in this district, and deep sympathy is felt for them in this further loss.

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'Lousada, Cecil St. Leger (1897–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/lousada-cecil-st-leger-20908/text31584, accessed 21 November 2017.

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