Leonard Frederick Cato

#421, b. 1895, d. 3 June 1939

Individual's Timeline

Birth1895Leonard Frederick Cato
Marriage27 December 1917Leonard Frederick Cato
Death3 June 1939Leonard Frederick Cato1

Primary events

Some aspects of Leonard Frederick Cato's life. Application for Letters Patent for an invention by Leonard Frederick Cato, titled - Improved means for use in cooling liquids - Series number A627 -     Control symbol 10652/1932.

Military Career

Records show that Leonard Frederick Cato served in the armed forces. Leonard attested into the army when he was 19 in 1914, sserving in the 10th Bat. He was living in Kapunda at the time, and this is the same place he says he was born. His NOK is his father T W CATO.

He suffered a gun shot wound in the thigh in Galipoli, ending up in hospital in Malta in July 1915. He had his pay stopped for a total of 62 days as he was hospitalised for VD. He was back and available for duty around August 1916, but he had been 'on the run' for a period, surrendering to the civilian police in Clapham (is that name a co-incidence!!) 23rd August 1916.

He was back in hospital with VD in September 1916 for a period of 45 days. He was in France by February 1917, and he was wounded in action in May. He was transferred to England and was treated for a sever gunshot wound to the buttocks. Over and above the 'self-inflected' VD, his medical/punishment history is extensive. Earlier infractions are recorded in January 1917 in France. He was demobbed in Australia in February 1919.

Voter Enrolements

Research Notes

  • Research note 03: During Leonard's army service, he married in England. The bride's address was Norton Hospital, Epsom, so she may have been a nurse. Leonard was treated at the Horton Hodspital for his GSW in the buttocks. Louise was 7 years older than Leonard..
  • Research note 01: Possibility that this is the same person, but the record shows a discharge after the death of Leonard. -
    Name      CATO, L F
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      T106A
    Date of Birth      Unknown
    Place of Birth      Unknown
    Date of Enlistment      Unknown
    Locality on Enlistment      NARRABEEN, NSW
    Place of Enlistment      Unknown
    Next of Kin      Unknown
    Date of Discharge      1 Dec 1942
    Rank      Lieutenant
    Posting at Discharge      12/50 Battalion
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  • Research note 02: Was mentioned in this doc which is now in the Archives of Australia - [Roll of Honour Circulars 1940-1944 - supplementary series - Edward Samuel CATO; Leonard Frederick CATO; John Caulfield; George CAVILL]
    Series number.3

Children of Leonard Frederick Cato and Louise Rennie Page

  • UNknown Cato
  • Olive Cato


  1. Trove Digitised Newspapers, CATO. — On the 3rd of June, at Repatriation Hospital, Caulfleld, Leonard Frederick, dearly loved husband of Louisa, loving father of Olive, of 20 Llancast street, Malvern, aged 44 years, Late 10th Battalion, A IP An Anzac

    Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Thursday 15 June 1939 p 25 Family Notices.
  2. Australian Voter Rolls 1901 - 1936, online http://search.ancestry.com.au
  3. Australian War Memorial Archives, online http://www.awm.gov.au, AWM164      Control symbol 42.