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Edwin Thomas LEANE

Date of birth26 August 1867
Other NamesLEANE, Edmund Thomas
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAssurance manager
Address'Hatherky', Wyalong Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation47
Next of kinWife, Mrs Katie Mary Walker Leane, Wyalong Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name12th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollColonel
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters

Lieutenant Colonel

Unit: Staff HQ 1 Anzac Corps
Promotion date: 27 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

'For devotion to duty and conspicuously good service as D.A.D.O.S. of the Divn. from landing in France to August 1916.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890, 2 January 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103, 29 June 1917.
Recommendation date: 3 October 1916

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706, 25 May 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165, 24 October 1918.
Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089, 31 December 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 23 May 1919.
Recommendation date: 27 September 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124, 30 October 1919.


FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919

Croix de Guere (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: [3] Major Benjamin Bennett LEANE, 48th Bn, killed in action, 10 April 1917; 373 WO 1 Ernest Albert LEANE, Australian Army Ordnance Corps, returned to Australia, 17 March 1920; Colonel Raymond Lionel LEANE, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 September 1919; Lt Colonel Allan William LEANE, 28th Bn, died of wounds, 4 January 1917.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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