John Leslie Dorrity

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Dorrity, Warrant Officer John Leslie no.677

2nd Australian General Hospital.

Lindsay Street, Campsie.


Born 1893 at Glebe, son of John Craig & Elizabeth H. Dorrity.

Enlisted at Sydney 6/10/1914, aged 21.


Church of England.

Next of kin, father, John Craig Dorrity, 73 Macquarie Street, Glebe.

Held the rank of Lance-Sergeant at enlistment.

Serving in the 29th Infantry.

Embarked from Sydney 28/11 /1914 per HMAT A55 Kyarra

Returned to Australia 8/10/1918.

SMH 11/11/1918: The following officers and men, who enlisted in 1914, are returning to Australia on special leave, and are actually en route from abroad. Among the Anzacs on T boat: QMS John Lee Dorrity.

Group photograph AWM Neg. no.E02119.

Died 1927.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 20/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002