Leonard Laxton ACASON

ACASON, Leonard Laxton

Service Number: 6475
Enlisted: 25 July 1916, Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Renmark, South Australia, 21 January 1897
Home Town: Renmark, Renmark Paringa, South Australia
Schooling: Renmark Public School
Occupation: Shop Assistant
Died: Killed in Action, France, 24 April 1918, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Meteren Military Cemetery
Plot V, Row B, Grave 587
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Men from Renmark and District Roll of Honor Boards (4)
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World War 1 Service

25 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide
23 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6475, 10th Infantry Battalion
23 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6475, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Adelaide
25 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT Port Melbourne, Melbourne
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Joseph Arena

Leonard Acason was born in Renmark, South Australia on the 21st of January 1897. He died in action in France on the 24th of April 1918 aged 21. Leonard was buried in Meteren Military Cemetery (identified as 10th Bn 6475, plot 5, row B, grave 587). Leonard Acason lived 32 years shorter than the average age of death from the rest of his family members. 

He was raised by his mother and Father in Renmark Paringa. Leonard’s height was 6’11’5 and his weight 166 lbs. The school that Leonard went to was the Renmark Public School. Leonard’s first job was as a shop assistant in Renmark. He enlisted on the 25th of July 1916 in the AIF Adelaide at age 19.

Leonard’s was Private, 6475, 10th Infantry Battalion. Leonard Acason embarked on the 23rd of October 1916 on HMAT Port Melbourne from Adelaide. The medals that he earned are the British War medal and Victory medal. Leonard Acason is number 58 on the roll of honour Australian War Memorial.