M.C. London Gazette 19.8.1943. Recommendation states 'During an attack on the 16-17 March 1943, the Battalion to which this Officer was attached as Chaplain suffered extremely heavy casualties in concentrated minefields. The Padre undertook the duty of collecting wounded both in darkness and daylight from the mined areas. He carried out his self-imposed task with complete disregard for his personal safety and with the utmost bravery, being undoubtedly responsible for the saving of many lives which otherwise must have been lost and mitigating the sufferings of the wounded. Some days later, the Reverend Leadbeater directed the removal of our dead from the minefields and again his inspiring example, energy and personality were largely responsible for this most dangerous and distasteful task. In proof of the thickness of the minefield, it should be noted that some 720 mines were lifted in order to remove 69 bodies from the mined areas'.
The Rev. Worral Reginald Leadbeater, M.C., completed his education at Trinity College, Dublin prior to entering the Priesthood in 1936. Appointed Curate of St. John's in Sligo, he remained there until 1940 when he joined the Royal Army Chaplains Department as a Chaplain to the Forces 4th Class. Confirmed in the latter rank in January 1943, and following active service in North Africa, attached to the Grenadier Guards, he appears to have remained in the R.A.C.D. until 1952.