Launcelot Arthur Cleveland

#62953, b. 18 July 1876
  • Father: Arthur William Cleveland

Individual's Timeline

Birth18 July 1876Launcelot Arthur Cleveland
Marriagebetween 1924 and 1936Launcelot Arthur Cleveland

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Education: Launcelot Arthur Cleveland was educated in Church of England Grammar School.1
  • Occupation: Launcelot was an accountant.

Military Career

Records show that Launcelot Arthur Cleveland served in the armed forces. Served in Boer War WW1 as a Captain. He had a brother Kenneth Arthur. He was Hon Lt, and then an Hon Capt.

He joined C Company in 1896, and was released for service in the Boer War.

When he signed on for WW! he was still single, with a business address Broken Hill Chambers, 31 Queen Street, Melbourne. His father (Arthur William) was still alive, and at the same address in Queen Street.

His Boer War service is detailed in the WW1 attestment papers. Seconded as Lieutenant to Rhodesian Field Force Artillery in July 1900, Appointed to command NZ section Pom Pom, Promoted Captain in Nov 1901. Served until after declaration of peace.

In WW1 he was awarded the MC (3rd Sep 1916, Gazetted 29th Dec 1916).

He was in Suez in Nov 1915 (so he missed Galipoli), in France in time to get the MC, and was demobbed in 1919. After this he remained with the Army (possibly part time?) until 1933, when his papers say he was placed on the Retired list with permission to retain his rank.

Voter Enrolements

Family of Launcelot Arthur Cleveland and Betsy Jane Millar Guild Elrick

Citations

  1. Australian War Memorial Archives, online http://www.awm.gov.au, His attestment papers.