Raymond Leane (1878–1962) was an Australian Army brigadier general.
Twice decorated for gallantry, he was wounded three times during the
Gallipoli campaign of World War I, and temporarily commanded the 11th
Battalion there before the Australian force was withdrawn to Egypt.
Leane led the 48th Battalion in fighting on the Western Front from 1916
to 1918 before commanding the 12th Brigade during the last part of the
war. He was described by the Australian Official War Historian, Charles
Bean, as "the foremost fighting leader" in the Australian Imperial
Force. Leane was also called "the head of the most famous family of
soldiers in Australian history", as four of his brothers and six of his
nephews served in World War I, with two of each being killed. After the
war, he served as Commissioner of the South Australia Police from 1920
to 1944, for which he was knighted in 1945.
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