Harry Leaver

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Harry Leaver
Personal Information
Date of Birth 7 Mar 1920
Place of Birth Guildford, Western Australia
Death 25 May 2015, aged 95
Place of Death Moora, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 22 years old
Description 5'6" (1.68m) tall ; 133lbs
60.328 kg
; medium complexion ; blue eyes ; black hair
Occupation Dairy farmer
Religion Methodist
Address "Homestead", Byford
Next of Kin Father , Mr. Frank William Leaver
Military Information
Reg Number W67656
Date of Enlistment 22 Mar 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

In 1930 was attending the Bateman's Homestead School in Oaklands that service children from Groups 29, 30, and 31.Harry was a student of local schools from 1926 until 1934.

Electoral Roll entry: 1943 at 'The Homestead, Byford, farmer.

War Service

Originally called up on 7 Mar 1941 but released as he was in a protected occupation. On 22 Mar 1942 Harry enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Armadale and was allocated to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. On 1 Jul 1942 Harry was promoted Corporal in 'D' Company, but on 16 Oct 1942 he reverted to Private at his own request. On 1 May 1945 along with the rest of his unit he was placed on Reserve.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at 'The Homestead, Byford, farmer; 1963 - 1968 at 'Piney Downs', Wannamal, farmer and contractor; 1977 - 1980 at Pearse road, Port Denison, retired.


Harry's brother Frank Lillicott (Jim) Leaver also served in the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion.

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