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VC735   John Leak

BORN   1896

DIED   20 October 1972   AGE   76

VC Won   23 July 1916   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Pozieres, Somme, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   John Leak   No.   2053   

VC Issue No.   735   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Regiment 9th (Queensland) Battalion, AIF



Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   Redwood Park, Crafers, Adelaide, South Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Stirling District Cemetery, Adelaide, Australia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Block 14-A

Gazetted   9 September 1916

VC Presented   4 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Stirling District Cemetery, Adelaide, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Memorial, Sir Raymond Huish Drive, Rockhampton, Q, Australia

Leak Street, Elizabeth East, S.A. Australia

Named On Victoria Cross Memorial, North Terrace, Adelaide, S.A.  Australia

P  Named on Water Tower, Pozieres, Somme, France

By The Way…

During the war he amassed quiet a sizeable charge sheet, due to being very strong willed

VC Held By

Not known



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Thank you to Anthony Staunton

Thank you to Tony Goddard for the photos of the Water Tower at Pozieres