Corporal Walter (Bill) Leadley

Canterbury Infantry Battalion

Leadley – an expert in Morse code and semaphore – was a signaler. Like other signalers he had a heavy load of gear to carry everywhere he went: heliographs, a wireless solar telegraph, lamps, flags, stationery, telescopes and field glasses.

Image: Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19301203-47-5 Quotes: Jan Camberlin, Shrapnel and Semaphore, Renaissance Publishing and New Holland Publishers, 2008.

Hear dramatic narrated extracts from Leadley’s own writing.

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