William Alfred LEAVER

Badge Number: 24345, Sub Branch: Upper Torrens Valley

LEAVER, William Alfred

Service Number: 467
Enlisted: 8 March 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cobar, New South Wales, Australia, 10 September 1897
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Teacher
Died: Keswick, South Australia, 23 February 1942, aged 44 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (AIF Section)
Section: LO, Road: 7S, Site No: 32
Memorials: Victoria Park Church of the Transfiguration Honour Roll, Victoria Park War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 467, 28th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 467, 28th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 467, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
27 Dec 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 28th Infantry Battalion
27 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 28th Infantry Battalion
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Lieutenant, 28th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Charels henry LEAVER 5363 and Mabel LEAVER of 66 Cargill Street, Victoria Park, WA

Military Medal

'During the attack on German position, north of FLERS, on morning of 5th November, 1916, displayed great courage and endurance, both during and after the action. He displayed utter disregard for personal safety, going out after two enemy snipers, who were causing casualties amongst our men, and accounted for them. This was done under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organized a bombing attack at a critical time and succeeded in gaining a lot of the enemy's trench. He set a fine example to his men. He was subsequently wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917