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