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Leonard Maurice Keysor

Born:
25 Heshvan 5646 (03 November 1885)
Died:
15 Tishri 5712 (15 October 1951)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
KEY6833
Other surname:
Kyezor
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
25 Heshvan 5646 (03 November 1885)
Place of birth:
London, United Kingdom

Death

Date of death:
15 Tishri 5712 (15 October 1951)
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
London
Cause of death:
Cancer
Burial place:
Cremated, Golders Green Crematorium, London

Places

Addresses

Potts Point, Macleay Street Australia (1914)

Schools

Name:
Compton House, 49 Buckingham Place, Brighton
Name:
Townley Castle School, Compton Street, Ramsgate
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The VC Annuity, 12 July 1916

Family legend
Keysor was concerned when he did not receive the annuity granted to VC recipients. He wrote to the Military Secretary on 12 July 1916 enquiring when he could expect to receive it. As a result the War Office wrote to the Australian High Commissioner to the effect that all charges arising out of the Australian Imperial Force were to be borne by the Australian Government. The Colonial Secretary, Bonar Law, joined the argument on 12 August stating he did not understand the War Office’s action as he believed the liability was for discharge by the Exchequer under the Royal Warrant. The War Office gave way initially and sought Treasury permission for payment of the VC annuity to Colonial troops.

– Extract from Keira Quinn Lockyer, Keysor VC: Gallipoli’s Quiet Hero, 2014 (page 97)

Family

Spouse

Gladys Louise Keysor (female)
Place of marriage:
London
Country of marriage:
United Kingdom

Children

Joan Doris Keysor (female)

Siblings

Nellie Louisa Kyezor (female)
Stanley Louis Kyezor (male)
Marjorie Kyezor "Madge" (female)
Doris Violet Kyezor (female)

Parents

Father: Benjamin Joseph Kyezor (male)
Mother: Julia Kyezor (female)

Military Record

Date enlisted/conscripted:
18 September 1914
Date discharged/death:
12 December 1919
Assignments
Regiment:
1st Battalion
Battalion/unit:
H Company
Posting:
Egypt
Gallipoli
Western Front
Campaigns:
Battle of Lone Pine, Gallipoli
Battle of Pozières, France
Regiment:
42nd Battalion
Battalion/unit:
11th Brigade, 3rd Division
Posting:
Western Front
Campaigns:
The Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, France
Medals:
1914 Star no. 2984
The British War Medal no. 2112
Victory Medal no. 2116
The Victoria Cross, awarded for most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at Lone Pine trenches in the Gallipolli Peninsula on 7 August 1915, on the 8 August at great risk to himself and wounded, successfully bombed the enemy out of position. Although wounded, declined to leave for hospital and volunteered as a bomb thrower for another company, until the situation was relieved.

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