Grove, Leander Nicol de Lorme (Lieutenant)

Accession Number 1DRL/0326
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Letter
Maker Grove, Leander de Lorme
Place made Egypt, Egypt: Cairo, Ottoman Empire: Turkey
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/731
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant Leander Nicol de Lorme Grove, 2 Light Horse and 49th Infantry Battalion, Egypt, France. Collection includes letters written to his father in Sydney between January 1915 and May 1916.

History / Summary

This collection of letters reveals Lieutenant Leander Grove as a well-educated, self-confident young man who rose quickly through the ranks. Some comments in these letters reflect the attitudes of a man of his times and social standing.

Biographical note: Lieutenant L.N. deL. Grove, 49th Battalion, AIF, who on 3rd September 1916 was killed in action during an attack on Mouquet Farm (Pozieres). Other biographical details concerning him are : assistant to his father's mine manager; of Inverell, NSW; born Forest Rise, Leyton, Essex, England; came to Australia when 16 years old; educated at the Church of England Grammar School, Sydney; was a sergeant in the cadets at Inverell; joined the AIF on 19 August 1914 as a trooper in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment; transferred to the 49th Battalion early in 1916 in Egypt; age at time of death, 20.