Allan William LEANE

Date of birth11 May 1871
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIndentor
Address79 William Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinWife, Mrs Fanny B Leane, 79 William Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date4 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Promotions

Major


Unit: INF28
Promotion date: 28 April 1915

FateDied of wounds 4 January 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Alan William Leane on NR
Age at death from cemetery records44
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
113
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Alice LEANE; Wife: Mrs F.B. LEANE, Durham House, Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [3] Major Benjamin Bennett LEANE, 48th Bn, killed in action, 10 April 1917; 373 WO 1 Ernest Albert LEANE, Australian Army Ordnance corps, returned to Australia, 17 March 1920; Colonel Raymond Lionel LEANE, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal