Frank Le Leu HENLEY DSO, OBE, VD, MID***

HENLEY, Frank Le Leu

Service Numbers: Officer, T253529
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 3rd Divisional Train
Born: Dandenong, Victoria, Australia, 7 December 1888
Home Town: Largs Bay, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Lefevre's Peninsula School & Pulteney Street School
Occupation: Shipping clerk
Died: Illness, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia , 25 December 1941, aged 53 years
Cemetery: Fawkner Memorial Park Cemetery, Victoria
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Largs Bay St Alban's Church Roll of Honor, Victoria Cremation Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Divisional Train, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Divisional Train, HMAT Medic, Adelaide
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Divisional Train, ANZAC / Gallipoli
22 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, Officer, 3rd Divisional Train
14 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, 3rd Divisional Train

World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement T253529

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Frank Le Leu HENLEY was born in Dandenong, Victoria on 7th December, 1888

His parents were James Robert HENLEY & Emma Le LEU

He married Elizabeth Elder WISDOM in St Pauls Church in Adelaide on 16th January, 1908

Biography

"MAJOR F. L. HENLEY. D.S.O.

Major Frank LeLeu Henley, of Largs, who has been awarded the D.S.O., is the eldest son of Mr. J. R. Henley, of Semaphore-road, Exeter. He has been on active service since August, 1914, and was on Gallipoli from the landing until the evacuation. He ie attached to the Army Service Corps, and has twice been mentioned in dispatches for gallant and distinguished services. He was educated at Lefevre's Peninsula and Pulteney-street schools, and prior to the outbreak of war was O.C. to the 31st Army Service Corps. A younger brother (Private Harry H. Henley) is also in France with the Army Service Corps." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 13 Jan 1917 (nla.gov.au)

 

"OBITUARY COL. F. L. HENLEY

Col. Frank LeLeu Henley, D.S.O., O.B.E., V.D., deputy director of Supply and Transport, Southern Command, died yesterday morning at Heidelberg Military Hospital after a brief illness. Born at Dandenong. Col. Henley was associated with the motor trade for many years. When the last war broke out Col. Henley enlisted as a lieut. in the A.I.F., and was attached to 1st Division Transport. He was later promoted to lieut.-col., in command of 3rd Division Transport. Col. Henley took part in the Gallipoli campaign and was senior officer of the 1st Division. He was at the evacuation and subsequently went to France in command of 3rd Division Transport. On returning to Australia Col. Henley lived in Adelaide for several years, and then came to Melbourne to join the A.A.S.C. 4th Division. He retained this position until the outbreak of war, when he went to Hobart as assistant director, Supply and Transport, 6th Division. His conspicuous ability led to his recall to Melbourne as A.D.S.T., Southern Command. Later he was appointed D.D.S.T., with the rank of col., which he retained until his death. He is survived by a widow, son, and daughter. The funeral with military honours, will leave Sleight's Chapel St Kilda rd., for the Fawkner Cemetery today at 2.30pm." - from the Melbourne Argus 26 Dec 1941 (nla.gov.au)

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