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VC638   Leonard Maurice Keysor

BORN   3 November 1885

DIED   12 October 1951   AGE   65

VC Won   7 August 1915   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Lone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Leonard Maurice Keysor   No.   958   

VC Issue No.   638   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Regiment 1st (New South Wales) Battalion, AIF

Later   1st Battalion Royal New South Wales Regiment

Now   1st /19th Royal New South Wales Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Lanhill Road, Paddington, London, England

Place Of Death   83 Rodney Court, Paddington, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, London, England

Cremated   Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, London, England

Date Buried/Cremated   16 October 1951

Headstone   Urn   Plot/Grave no.   Niche 5413, Hall of Memory

Gazetted   15 October 1915

VC Presented   15 January 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Urn in crematorium, Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, London

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Golders Green Crematorium, N.W. London

Display, Hall of Valour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Plaque at Rockwood Cemetery, Garden of Remembrance, NSW, Australia

Keysor Place, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Named On Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, Australia

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Embankment Gardens, Whitehall, London

By The Way…

In 1927 he re-enacted his VC action for a film ‘For Valour’, one of the bombs filled with flash powder exploded close to him and as a result he required hospital treatment for cuts and burns

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia



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