Leander Buxton GROVE


GROVE, Leander Buxton

Service Number: NGX175
Enlisted: 4 April 1941, Madang, Territory of New Guinea
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion AMF
Born: Crookwell, New South Wales, 13 September 1915
Home Town: Crookwell, Upper Lachlan Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, New Guinea, 16 August 1943, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Grave Ref. M D 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Crookwell War Memorial, Maryborough 47th Battalion Fallen Comrades HB
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World War 2 Service

4 Apr 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lieutenant, SN NGX175, 47th Infantry Battalion AMF
4 Apr 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Madang, Territory of New Guinea

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Leander Buxton GROVE was born on 13th September, 1915 in Crookwell, NSW

His parents were William Arthur GROVE and Maude BUXTON

He was living in Madang, New Guinea & working for an accountancy firm as a Clerk when he enlisted with the Australian Army on 4th April, 1941

He was a Lieutenant with the 47th Australian Infantry Battalion

Leander was Killed in Action on 16th August, 1943 & is buried in Lae War Cemetery - he is also commemorated on the Australian War Memorial


Sydney Morning Herald - 16th August, 1944

In Memoriam - GROVE - In sacred memory of our beloved Son & Brother, Lieutenant Leander Buxton GROVE who was Killed in Action- August 16, 1943.

Sadly missed by his Mother, Father, Sisters & Brothers.