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Alfred Robert Leake (1896-1960)

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“Alfred Robert Leake (1896-1960),” Wyndham History, accessed September 20, 2020, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2497.
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Title

Alfred Robert Leake (1896-1960)

Subject

Leake, Alfred Robert

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Date

1916

Contributor

Bill Strong

Format

text

Language

eng

Type

Text

Biographical Text

No.1841  Private Alfred Robert Leake

Parents: Alfred Rupert Leake and Ellen Johnson. Married at Northcote in 1894.

Siblings: *

  • Alfred Robert Leake - born 1896 at Northcote
  • Nellie Leake - born 1898 at Werribee
  • Ernest Arthur Leake - born 1901 at Werribee

Pre War
Alfred Robert Leake was working as a farmer in the Truganina district, before he enlisted in the A.I.F.

War Service
26 April 1916 - Completed basic training, and was appointed as a Private to the 10th Reinforcements for the 13th Light Horse, at Seymour Camp, Victoria.

29 May 1916 - Transferred to the 20th Light Horse Reinforcements

11 July 1916 - Transferred to the 10th Light Horse Reinforcements

At the age of 19 years, Private Alfred Leake embarked at Melbourne on 28 July 1916, per the H.M.A.T. Themistocles A32. He was part of the 4th Light Horse Brigade, 13th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcements.

Continued his military training in England.

25 February 1917 - Embarked at Folkstone (England) per S.S. Invicta, and sailed to France.

8 April 1917 - Trooper Leake taken on strength with the 1st Anzac A Corps Light Horse, ex Australian General Base Depot, in France.

9 September 1917 - Trooper Leake detached to 1st Anzac Army G.L.H. Regiment at Harve, pending transfer to an Infantry Battalion

29 September 1917 - Trooper Leake transferred to 14th Battalion A.I.F.

14 December 1917 - Private Leake admitted to Hospital – Sick - Dermatitis

24 February 1918 - Private Leake rejoined his unit.

4 April 1918 - Private Leake admitted to Hospital in France. I.C.T. Hand (inflammation connecting tissue)

14 April 1918 - Private Leake evacuated to England, for treatment

15 April 1918 -  Private Leake admitted to Exeter War Hospital – Injury to his right hand

After discharge from hospital, transferred to the Overseas Training Brigade.

12 October 1918 - Private Leake proceeded to France, to join his unit.

11 November 1918 - Armistice

12 May 1919 -Returned to Australia per Port Napier

17 August 1919 - Discharged from the A.I.F. at Melbourne.

Post War
Alfred Robert Leake married Jane Cowie in Victoria, in 1926. **

1937 - Alfred Robert Leake was a farmer, living at Truganina

1943 - Alfred Robert Leake was an Inspector, living at 61 Synott Street, Werribee.

1954 - Alfred Robert Leake was a Garage Proprietor at 48 Pearl Avenue, Mildura. At the same address was Jean Leake (home duties).

1958 - Alfred Robert Leake applied to the Repatriation Department for benefits that he was entitled to.

1960 - Alfred Robert Leake died at Mildura, aged 63 years.
Cert 25656/1960

Notes
Name on the Werribee Shire Oak Board: LEAKE, A.R.

The name "Leake, A. R. jun, of Truganina" first appeared in the Roll of Honor, Werribee Shire Banner, 13 April 1916, p.1.

Medals and Entitlements:

  • British War Medal - No.50378
  • Victory Medal - No.49408


*
Federation Index, Victoria 1889-1901

** ancestry.com – Victoria Marriage Index 1837-1950

Bibliography

Embarkation - https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/
Unit War Diary - https://www.awm.gov.au/collection
Death – ancestry.com.au
Service Record – https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/
Marriage – ancestry.com.au
Pioneer Index 1837-1888 CD
Federation Index 1889-1901 CD
Edwardian Index 1902-1913 CD
Great War Index 1914-1920 CD
Marriage Index 1921-1942

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