Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS



Born: 1896

Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 16471

Birthplace: Melbourne

Parents: Richard Andrew Escott
Maggie McLeod

Died: 1966

Burial place: Dookie East Cemetery, Victoria

Awards and Honours

  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


27th Reinforcements



Regimental Service Number: 35092

Enlistment date: 27 February, 1917 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 20 years 7 months

Address at enlistment: Wongaburra, Sydenham, Victoria

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Father: R. A Escott

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: 155 pounds
Complexion: Medium
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Distinctive marks:

Embarkation ship: HMAT A15 Port Sydney.

Rank: Gunner

Return Date: 31 March, 1919

Return Vessel: Wandilla.

Arrival at Australia: 18 May, 1919.

Discharge Date: 21 June, 1919

War Service Summary

06/03/1917    Recruits Battalion, Royal Park
14/05/1917    Field Artillery, 27th Battalion, Gunner
09/11/1917    Embarked from Melbourne
12/12/1917    Disembarked Suez
18/12/1917    Embarked Alexandria
04/01/1918    Disembarked Southampton
20/04/1918    In the field; 10th Battery, Field Artillery Brigade
13/10/1918    Wounded in action at Sutton Veny; multiple wounds; admitted to hospital Rouen
09/11/1918 - Transferred to Southern General Hospital, England; gun shot wound left forearm
03/01/1919    Still in hospital; gun shot wound left thigh
31/03/1919 - Embarked for Australia
18/05/1919    Disembarked Melbourne

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife & children:
Married Enid V Permezel (1895-1983)

Place/s of residence:
Coolart, Dookie


Date of death:
Place of burial:
Dookie East Cemetery

Other Information:
Father relocates to Wanganui Park, Shepparton during the war.

Additional Information

The Essendon  Gazzette

10th May 1917


SYDENHAM SOLDIER FAREWELLED. At the Sydenham Mechanics' Institute, on Friday evening, a send-off was tendered to Gunner Leslie Escott, a Sydenham farmer, who has enlisted. Mr. Edmund Butler was in the chair. On behalf of the residents, Cr. W. J. White, president of Keilor Shire, presented the guest with a silver wristlet watch. The president

remarked that on previous occasions they had given a send-off to two soldiers at a time, but now they were giving it to one. He also made some eulogistic remarks as to Gunner Escott. Mr. Hercus followed in a similar strain, and made some complementary remarks as to the popularity of the guest and his family. Gunner Escott made a brief reply, and thanked the residents for their useful present. Songs were contributed during the evening by local people, and dancing was kept up till 3 a.m. During an interval, the president made a recruiting speech, and asked for other volunteers to come and stand along side Gunner Escott. The result was that another resident, H. Keaton, came forward and enlisted


The Argus

31 October 1918,



ESCOTT.—Mr and Mrs. R. A. Escott, Wongaburra, Sydenham, have received news that their son, Gunner Leslie Escott, has been wounded in the leg.   


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