Roy Mandeville LENTON MBE

LENTON, Roy Mandeville

Service Numbers: Commissioned Officer, Officer
Enlisted: 1 January 1907
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 4MD / SA & NT Area Lines of Communication
Born: Nailsworth, South Australia, 27 June 1888
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Norwood High School, South Australia
Occupation: Professional Soldier
Died: Natural causes, Daw Park Repat Hospital, South Australia, 1 February 1962, aged 73 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: St Johns No 36, Yarrowee No 10, Orion No 53 Lodges
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Non Warlike Service

1 Jan 1907: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)

World War 1 Service

25 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Commissioned Officer, 39th Infantry Battalion, Ballarat, Victoria B Company 39th Infantry Battalion
27 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 39th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
27 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 39th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 May 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 39th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

16 Jan 1941: Involvement Major, 4MD / SA & NT Area Lines of Communication
1 Jan 1943: Honoured Member of the Order of the British Empire, Awarded an MBE in 1943. Details listed in: London Gazette 1 January 1943 on page 12 at position 1 and Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 7 January 1943 on page 7 at position 19
1 Apr 1949: Discharged Lieutenant Colonel, 4MD / SA & NT Area Lines of Communication

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Roy Lenton was in the Army pre WWI (1907) and served in the AIF during the Great War. He was wounded and returned to Australia, being discharged on 14 May 1918.

Despite his permanent injuries he continued in the Army upon return to Australia and served in Adelaide during WW2.

Having joined the Army in 1907 as a Private, Roy finally retired in 1949 with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

Roy's WWI service record can be found at THIS LINK (

Roy was awarded an MBE in 1943

Roy died in 1962