Walter William LESCHKE


LESCHKE, Walter William

Service Number: SX9347
Enlisted: 20 July 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Division Salvage Unit
Born: Woodside, South Australia, Australia, 3 October 1915
Home Town: Alberton, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fettler (Comm-Rail)
Died: Died at sea (Rakuyo Maru), South China Sea, 12 September 1944, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lost at sea - Rakuyo Maru Prison Ship
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Gawler Ranges War Memorial and Honour Roll, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia
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World War 2 Service

20 Jul 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX9347, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Feb 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX9347, 8th Division Salvage Unit, Prisoners of War

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The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931 - 1954) Saturday 24 November 1945

Private Casualty Advices

Mrs. A. Leschke, of Government   road, Croydon, has received official advice that her husband, Pte. Walter W. Leschke, 8th Division Salvage Unit, previously reported missing when a transport carrying POW was torpedoed on September 12, 1944, is now presumed to have lost his life.