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Leonard W. Radbone

Private

58th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Alba
  • Planted By: Miss N. Fuhrminster
  • Plaque: 588

Additional Info

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Biography

Leonard Willemer Radbone was born in Callington, SA, was single and living on Darling Street, Ballarat when he enlisted in the 6th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement on 18 January 1915 at the age of 26. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915. On 19 July 1916, while on duty in France he was wounded with a gunshot wound to the hand and hospitalised, re-joining the 58th Battalion on 17 December. He was wounded in action a second time with a gunshot wound to the legs and feet on 2 February 1917. The wound was severe enough to require amputation of the right foot. He returned to Australia on 1 November 1917. Receiving a full medical discharge on 14 march 1918.

Second name also listed as William
Tree No. 588

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour