Leslie (Ping) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 3 Section, “A” Platoon. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942.
After leave and reorganization Leslie embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper in the Transport Section, H.Q. Group and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
After leave and further reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper. As the unit had no transport, the Transport Sect was used as another Troop. He transferred to 12th Army Troops on 2 Jan 1946 and returned to Australia aboard "TAOS VICTORY" on 29 Jan 1946. He was discharged on 11 Apr 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. He is now also entitled to the Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with a clasp