Charles Herbert LEEDMAN

Date of birth--/04/1891
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressShackleton Siding, via Kellerberrin, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs J Leedham, 'Cloyne', Chapel Street, East St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date21 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan MacGillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Promotion date: 15 June 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 18 May 1917


Recommendation date: 4 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion. Although he and several of his staff were wounded by the heavy shelling of his post by the enemy, he continued with the greatest gallantry to attend the wounded remaining at his post until it became untenable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He worked for four days in the open attending to the wounded, in the course of which he dressed 300 cases. Seven intense barrages were put down by the enemy, but he went on with his duties, showing a total disregard for danger. His courage, devotion to duty, and endurance greatly inspired all ranks, and undoubtedly saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918