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Australian Imperial Force, 3rd Australian Tunnelling Coy

9th Apr 1918 In Action

10th Apr 1918 In Action

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Australian Imperial Force, 3rd Australian Tunnelling Coy

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Pyers Leslie. Pte.
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Pte. Leslie Pyers 38th Btn.

A Letter received about Arthur L Pyers during the war:

On the 7th of June 1917, during the operations South East of Messines. This man acted with great coolness and wonderful dash in the attack. Finding the wire along a portion of the objective uncut, he dashed into the barrage, and cut a path towards a trench for his party. Later in the action he attacked an enemy machine gun, and silenced it, thus enabling our advance to be continued. He displayed conspicuous gallantry throughout the operation

Extract from the St Arnaud Mercury 1 June 1919:

"The Coonooer bridge hall was once again packed to capacity to welcome home one of their returned boys - Private Les Pyers. He is the third son of George Pyers to be welcomed home. Pte Pyers was presented with an inscribed gold medal congratulated on his safe return after having wounded more or less severely on no fewer than 5 times. A short program of items followed including an item from Pte George Pyers who had recently returned from France. Supper was followed by dancing into the wee small hours. "

Leslie Pyers was also involved with the 3rd Australian Tunnelling Company with the Rank of Corporal, he was awarded British War medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal

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