Leslie Albert Creed was 31 years old when he enlisted in Brisbane, Queensland on 24 June 1915. Creed was the third son of Thomas Joseph Creed (1851-1900) and Mary Anne Theresa Smythe (1853-1907). He was also husband to Ruth B. Creed (nee Armitage). Prior to enlistment, he worked as a labourer and was residing at 11 Factory Street, Parramatta, with his family including his sister Miss Eleanor Mary Creed. He had once studied at the Marist Brothers Catholic College in Parramatta.

He was signed up with the 9 Battalion and subsequently embarked from there aboard the HMAT Kyarra (A55) on 16 August 1915. After serving at Gallipoli he was recorded in December 1915 as being dangerously ill with pneumonia at Lemnos Island.

After his recovery, he continued to fight in the battles of the Somme and of Pozieres. In May 1917 he was reported as missing in action and it was later discovered that he was killed in action on 7 May 1917 at Bullecourt, France, aged 33. He was buried nearby but post war his grave was not found. He is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France (panel 55). He was posthumously awarded a British War Medal. His younger brother Alfred Victor (service number 7466) also served but returned home as the war ended.

Creed was the third son of Thomas Joseph Creed (1851-1900) and Mary Anne Theresa Smythe (1853-1907), and husband to Ruth B. Creed (nee Armitage). Prior to enlistment, he worked as a labourer and was residing at 11 Factory Street, Parramatta, with his family including his sister Miss Eleanor Mary Creed. He had also once studied at the Marist Brothers Catholic College in Parramatta.

Anne Tsang, Research Assistant, Parramatta City Council Heritage Centre, 2014
References
Brave Boys on Battle Field of France. (1917, October 13). The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, p. 10. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article86083513