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|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|
5'6" (1.68m) tall ; 133lbs|
60.328 kg; medium complexion ; blue eyes ; black hair
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr. Frank William Leaver|
|Date of Enlistment||22 Mar 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
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.
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.
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.