Hedley Lloyd LEVERINGTON

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LEVERINGTON, Hedley Lloyd

Service Numbers: 3283, 3285
Enlisted: 10 August 1915, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Payneham, South Australia, 17 July 1891
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocers assistant
Died: Killed in action, France, 2 April 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 10th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, SA
27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3283, 10th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3283, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
2 Apr 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 3285, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Hedley Lloyd Leverington was born in Payneham, South Australia in 1891. He was the son of Mr g. Leverington and Mrs Sarah Leverington. Hedley grew up in Payneham and he had an occupation as a grocer’s assistant until he joined the Australian Imperial Force on the 10th of August 1915.

 

Hedley was a 24 year old single man when he joined the war; he had brown hair and hazel eyes. He was 5 feet and 9 ¼ inches tall and he weighed 131 lbs. Hedley had been rejected by the A.I.F due to his vision. This tells us that the A.I.F are very picky on who they chose and they have to ensure that everyone is good enough to fight.

 

Hedley’s service number was 3285 and he was enlisted in the 10th battalion, 11th reinforcement.  The first unit he served in was Coy, 1st base Depot battalion until the 16/9/15.  After he served in the 1st base he served the 10th battalion, 11th reinforcement from the 16/9/15 till the 25/6/16.

 

 

On the 26/6/15 he was then transferred to the 50th battalion from the 10th and served there until the 11/9/16. Hedley was still in the 50th battalion and he got a promotion to the Lauce corporal and served there from the 12/9/16 to the 22/11/16. Hedley then got another promotion to Corporal and served there from the 23/11/16 until he was killed in action. In the 50th Battalion he fought at the Bullecourt and at the France and the Flanders Hedley getting promoted meant that he was quite a good solider and he served well for his country. It meant that he fought at his hardest and had independence and a good reputation towards others.

Hedley was killed in France on the 2nd of April 1917, in the frontline at the Bullecourt. He was then buried at the Noreuil Australian Cemetery, 5 ½ miles N.E. of Bapaume, France.

 

There were letters sent home indicating contact with Hedley’s mother Mrs Sarah Leverington and receipts for victory medals and memorial scrolls that had obviously been sent to the family by the army.

 

There was evidence of Hedley’s friend who wrote a message in the news paper referring to his death – “I often think of the days gone by, when we were both together, a shadow over my life is a cast, my dear pal’s gone for ever’ – J. J. Swanton

 

Hedley’s name is located at 150 in the Commemorative area at the Australian War Memorial. His name is being projected onto the exterior he of the hall of memory on specific dates at times.

 

War Service: Egypt, Western Front

 

Hedley Lloyd Leverington was awarded with:

Medals:

1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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