Also named on Toowoomba Railway Honour Board.
Leonard Erbacher arrived in France in March 1917 and a month later earned a Military Medal at Lagnicourt. He was promoted to Sergeant in November attached to the 21st Machine Gun Company. In August 1918 he was wounded by shrapnel and hospitalised in France. While on leave in England in May 1919 he married Marjorie Louise Andrews. He returned to Australia in July 1919 and was discharged in November.
Military Medal citation: “At Lagnicourt on 15 April 1917 for coolness and gallantry in action. When attacked in rear by a large body of Germans this gunner slewed his gun round and fired a belt at fifteen paces compelling the enemy to take cover. By his devoted action he enabled seven of the section to escape and after disabling the gun, although surrounded by the enemy, he escaped himself.” (Awarded 8 May 1917)