Lieutenant Leon Verdi Goldsworthy, GC, DSC, GM

Date of birth  1909-01-19  Broken Hill, NSW. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1941-03-24  Accepted as a probationary sub lieutenant in the Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve. Shortly afterwards he was sent to England to complete his training. 
Date promoted  1941-06-24  Appointed lieutenant. 
Other  1943-06-12 - 1944-04-10  Goldsworthy was involved in a series of German mine recovery operations. 
Date of honour or award  1944-04-18  George Medal (GM). Awarded for the difussion of unexploded underwater mines at South Hampton Wharf and in the River Thames. 
Date of honour or award  1944-08-15  Mention in Despatches. 
Date of honour or award  1944-09-19  George Cross. Awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty during German mine recovery. 
Date promoted  1944-09-30  Appointed acting lieutenant commander. 
Date of honour or award  1945-01-16  Distinguished Service Cross. 
Date of discharge  1946-05-24  After the war he returned to Perth and became manager of the Rainbow Neon Light Company. 
Other  1991  Became vice chairman (overseas) of the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association. 
Date of death  1994-08-07  Perth, WA.