Leonard Charles PITFIELD

PITFIELD, Leonard Charles

Service Number: 1781
Enlisted: 30 January 1917, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Second Class Air Mechanic
Last Unit: Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
Born: Hobart, Tas., 1886
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Solicitor
Died: At home, Montagu Street, New Town, Tas., 22 July 1953, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cornelian Bay Cemetery and Crematorium, Tasmania
Derwent Gardens, Niche Wall, 5, Number 2, Row B
Memorials: Hobart Roll of Honour, University of Tasmania
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World War 1 Service

30 Jan 1917: Enlisted Second Class Air Mechanic, SN 1781, Reinforcements , Melbourne, Vic.
16 Jun 1917: Involvement SN 1781, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
16 Jun 1917: Embarked SN 1781, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), HMAT Beltana, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Husband of Dorothy PITFIELD, of North Hobart

MR. LEONARD CHARLES PITFIELD, a former Recorder of Titles in the Solicitor General's Department, died yesterday at his home, Montagu St., New Town. He was 68. His funeral will take place tomorrow morning at the Cornelian Bay crematorium; following a service at his residence.

Mr. Pitfield retired in 1950 after being appointed Recorder of Titles in 1945. He was admitted to the Bar as a legal practitioner in September, 1907.
He served with the Flying Corps during the First World War, and joined the staff of the Solicitors-General's Department in July, 1920. In April, 1921, he was appointed solicitor to the Lands Titles Department.
He is survived by his wife, a son (Ron), and two daughters (Valerie and Peggy). Another son (Alan) predeceased him.