EOD Goldsworthy, Leon Verdi

John Robertson

Staff member
Leon Verdi
  • UNIT
HMS President,Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • RANK
George Cross,Distinguished Service Cross,George Medal,Mention in Despatches
England 1943 (GC,GM) England 1944 (MiD) France 1944 (DSC)
born 19.1.1909 Broken Hill,New South Wales,Australia
educated Kapunda High School,South Australia
educated Adelaide School of Mines
graduated Adelaide University
employed in electrical sign business
commissioned 24.3.1941 (Sub Lt)
to England May 1941
HMS Vernon
promoted Lieutenant
promoted Lt Commander 1944
U.S.N. Mobile Explosive Investigation Unit 1945
discharged 24.5.1946 (HMAS Leeuwin)
production manager,Neon Signs (WA) Pty Ltd,Perth 1964
married Maud E. Rutherford 4.11.1939 (1 daughter Pamela)
married Georgette Johnston 1968
died 7.8.1994 Perth,Western Australia
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