Eric Tilson LEADBETTER

Eric Tilsom Leadbetter Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Morven
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
1-September-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
19
Status
Single
Service No
4191
Rank
Private
Unit
15th Battalion, 13th Reinforcements
Embarked
3-January-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
Sergeant
Honours and Awards
no
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
28-March-1918
Place
Dernancourt, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

Brother of 2928A Private Thomas Elliott Leadbetter.

 

Eric Leadbetter transferred to the newly-raised 47th Battalion in Egypt and arrived in France in June 1916. In 1917 he was rapidly promoted through the ranks to Sergeant. In September he was sent to Lewis Gun School at Tidworth and returned to France in November. On 28 March 1918 he was killed in action at Dernancourt. He was 21. His body was never found.