Lieutenant Commander Leon Verdi Goldsworthy
Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve
12 June 1943 – 10 April 1944
Leon Goldsworthy (1909–1994) was born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, attended the University of Adelaide, and was in Western Australia when the war began. He became Australia’s most highly decorated naval officer of the Second World War, receiving the George Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the George Medal, and being Mentioned in Despatches. He worked on rendering mines safe in Britain and France before undertaking further work on Japanese mines in the Pacific.