Leslie Noy

Name: Leslie Cyril Noy

Rank: Private

Service Number: 588

Units Served: 48th Battalion

Personal Details: Leslie Cyril Noy was born May 1886 at Brompton, South Australia. He was the younger son of Louise Jane Noy

Enlistment Details: He enlisted on the 19th July 1915 at Keswick and was posted to the 48th Battalion as a private at the age of 19.

Details about his role in War: He embarked from Adelaide on the H.M.A.T. “Geelong” on the 18th of November 1915 and arrived in Suez in Egypt on the 16th December 1915. He was admitted three times to hospital with rheumatic fever in 1916. He marched out and rejoined his unit in the field on the 29th July 1916

Leslie fought with the 48th Battalion in Pozieres, Mouquet Farm and Bullecourt before being reported ‘missing in action’ on the 11th April 1917 in the first battle of Bullecourt.

Later this was changed to ‘killed in action.’ His body was never found.

Age at Death: 20 yrs 11 months

Memorial Details: Villers-Brettoneux

Interesting Material: His name sits next to that of his brother, Ernest Henry Noy, both served and died together.

Commemorated by


Emily Cock

2nd December 2008