During an action a bombing position with two
machine guns held up an advance. A bomb fight ensued in which the
enemy ‘egg’ bombs outranged those of the Australians. Leak
jumped out of his trench, ran forward under heavy machine-gun fire,
and threw three bombs into the enemy post and bayoneted three
unwounded bombers. Later, when the enemy drove the party back, Leak
was the last to withdraw at each stage, and he kept bombing. When
reinforcements arrived the whole trench was recaptured.