Badge Number: S26975, Sub Branch: State

STRICKLAND, Leonard John

Service Number: 3912
Enlisted: 16 August 1915, Place of enlistment - Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Norwood, South Australia, 23 January 1892
Home Town: Torrensville, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Daw Park Hospital, South Australia, 6 July 1965, aged 73 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Cremated at Centennial Park on 8 July. Ashes interred North East, Shrub 002, Position 1. Interment number 250794 which expire on 22 December 2019
Memorials: Geelong College WW1 Roll of Honour, Hindmarsh WW1 Roll of Honour Heroes of the Great War
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World War 1 Service

16 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3912, Place of enlistment - Adelaide, South Australia
7 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3912, 27th Infantry Battalion, Embarked HMAT 'A28' Miltiades from Adelaide on 7th February 1916.
7 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Private, Leonard John Strickland had an interesting history as regards his rank -
  • Ships Q.M.S. 7th February 1916 reverting to Private on 12th March 1916
  • E.D.P. Sergeant 12th March 1916 reverting to Private 5th April 1916
  • Temporary C.Q.M.S. 5th April 1916 reverting to Private 17th November 1916
  • E.D.P. Corporal 20th November 1916 reverting to Private 1st December 1916
  • Acting Corporal 27th May 1918 reverting to Private on 16th August 1918.
  • 16 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3912, Proceeded to France from Folkestone.
    1 Dec 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 27th Infantry Battalion
    18 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3912, 27th Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wound to the left arm treated at 17th Casualty Clearing Station then 1st Canadian General Hospital. Embarked for England on board HS Ville de Liege on 24 July 1917 and admitted to the Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington. Discharged to Weymouth Depot on 19th October 1917.
    6 Nov 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3912, 27th Infantry Battalion, Embarked for return to Australia on HMAT 'A27' Southern on 6th November 1918, disembarking Melbourne on 1st January 1919.
    4 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3912, 27th Infantry Battalion, Discharge at 4th Military District as medically unfit

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    Biography contributed by Carol Foster

    Son of Douglas Strickland and Emma Strickland nee King of 'Eversden' 13 Huntriss Street, Torrensville, SA. Brother of Gladys Emma Strickland and William Maurice Strickland

    On 30 August 1919 Leonard married Clarice Proctor in the Church of Christ, Hindmarsh, SA. Father of Graham Proctor Strickland and Joan Proctor

    At the time of death he was residing at Glengowrie, SA

    Commenced return to Australia on 6 November 1918 aboard HMAT Marathon

    Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal


    Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

    STRICKLAND, Lennard John (1880-1949)

    Lennard John Strickland was born 13 May 1880, the son of an Old Collegian, Reverend Frederick Phillip Strickland (1853-1942) and Ann Alexander nee Barry (Barrie).

    Lennard was a boarder at Geelong College entering on 26 April 1898, and listing his address as Menzies Consolidated Gold Mining Company, Menzies, Western Australia. He was a member of the 1st Football Teams of 1898, 1899 and 1900 and Football Captain in 1900. He won the Geelong College Cup in his last year at the College, 1899. He was a VFL footballer and played 5 games in 1900 for the Geelong Football Club.

    He served in the Anglo-Boer War. During World War I, he re-enlisted (No 3912) in the Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC) on 2 August 1915, embarking for overseas service with 6th Field Ambulance, 7th Brigade Headquarters, and arriving in France on 20 February 1917. He was wounded in action in Belgium on 18 September 1917 and evacuated to England on HS Ville de Liege on 24 September. He returned to Australia on HMT Marathon, embarking on 6 ovember 1918.

    His brother, Pte James Alexander Strickland, of 51 Battalion, died at the County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, St Albans, on 2 October 1918 of wounds sustained in France, a little over a month before the signing of the Armistice. He was was buried in St Alban's Cemetery, Hertford by Rev Haworth W Jones on 7 October, the service attended by his father, his sister, and brother-in-law, Flight Cadet Howe, RAP.

    Source : The Geelong College - http://gnet.geelongcollege.vic.edu.au:8080/wiki/STRICKLAND-Lennard-John-1880-1949.ashx?HL=strickland

    Another brother, Frederick Phillip David Strickland (1875-1950), was also educated at Geelong College.