Gunner Leslie Ramsay Ebsworth Memorial Plaque

Gunner Leslie Ramsay Ebsworth Memorial Plaque
Description

The memorial is a bronze plaque attached to a timber backing board. It is incised with the service details of Gunner Leslie Ramsay Ebsworth who fell in the First World War.

The plaque is located inside Christ Church Cathedral in Grafton. In an article on the history of the cathedral in the Daily Examiner on 30 October 1937, the plaque is noted as being on site by 1934. Access to the memorial is restricted to the opening times of the church. 

Leslie was born in at Granville NSW to Edward and Emily Ebsworth. As a law clerk aged 23 years, he enlisted as a private in the 1st Light Horse Regiment on 9 May 1915. His unit embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915. As a gunner in the 13th Field Artillery Brigade he was killed in action on 15 October 1917 at Westhoek in Belgium. He was buried in the Hooge Crate Cemetery at Zillebeke in Belgium. At the time of his death, his father lived at Orange while his son was articled to Mr Lobban in Grafton.

Materials
  • Bronze
Inscription

In loving memory
of
Gunner Leslie Ramsay Ebsworth
49th Battery 13th Brigade A.I.F.
Killed in action - Ypres. Oct 15th 1917- Aged 26 Years.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Gunner L R Ebsworth First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 1240 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 13th Field Artillery Brigade view
Address
Christ Church Cathedral
Cnr Duke and Victoria Streets
Grafton NSW 2460
Local Government Area
  • Clarence Valley Council
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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