Photo of Alan Neech
Alan was born to parents John Leonard and Edith Mather. He was continually "bobbing in" through the fence to visit their neighbours, Alan and Alice Neech, and thereby gained the nickname 'Bobby' and later as 'Robert'.
The Neech's, both school teachers, loved and regarded him as the son they themselves never had, and took him to England to educate him.
His overseas education did not prevent him, however, from working as a jackaroo on some stations out west.
In 1939, Alan changed his surname by Deed Poll from Leonard to Neech. Click here for information regarding Alan recorded under his "Leonard" surname.
From the WWII Nominal Roll.
Name NEECH, ALAN MOSMAN
Service Australian Army
Service Number QX1373
Date of Birth 19 Jul 1905
Place of Birth SANDGATE, QLD
Date of Enlistment 19 Nov 1939
Locality on Enlistment DALBY, QLD
Place of Enlistment TOOWOOMBA, QLD
Next of Kin NEECH, ALICE
Date of Discharge 14 Sep 1945
Posting at Discharge 1 Anti Tank Regiment
WW2 Honours and Gallantry None
Prisoner of War No
Alan served in the 2/5 Anti-Tank Regiment
Click here and search for "Neech" for a photo of Alan taken during WWII.
Alan and Bridget owned and operated a bulk fuel depot at Beenleigh.
Alan is buried in the ANZAC Section of Mt Gravatt cemetery
Source : Email from Pattie Butler
Last Updated : 30-Apr-11