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Leslie Estelle Cowper

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  • Service number
    215403 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Leslie AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    • Lieutenant AWMM
      British Army Nursing Service AWMM
    • Lieutenant AWMM
      Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps AWMM
  • War
    • Territorial Military Service AWMM
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Estelle AWMM
  • Surname
    Cowper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Leslie AWMM
  • Service number
    215403 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1932 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • Post WW2 Nurse AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • Territorial Military Service AWMM
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    215403 AWMM
  • Military service
    Royal New Zealand Army Nursing Corps AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    National Order of Vietnam (South Vietnam) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • Post WW2 1955 AWMM
    • Post WW2 1964 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

    Embarkations

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    • Embarkation details
      Lieutenant AWMM
      British Army Nursing Service AWMM

    Prisoner of war

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    • Capture details
    • Days interned
    • Liberation date
    • POW liberation details
    • POW serial number

    Medical history

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    • Medical notes

    Last known rank

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    • Last rank
      • Lieutenant AWMM
        British Army Nursing Service AWMM
      • Lieutenant AWMM
        Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps AWMM

    Biographical information

    Biographical information

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    • Lesley Cowper was a T/F nurse in the Provincial Hospital at Qui Nhon, South Vietnam.

      T/F Sister 28 August 1964

      C/Sister 28 August 1965

      New Zealand Surgical Team Vietnam from 8 November 1965 until her death on 2 May 1966.

      She was awarded the National Order of Merit-South Vietnam.

      Most records including death registration spell the name Lesley. However her name is also spelled Leslie in publications. AWMM

    Death

    About death

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    • Age at death
      37 AWMM
    • Date of death
      2 May 1966 AWMM
    • Cause of death
    • Place of death
      Vietnam AWMM
    • Death notes
      Vietnam AWMM
    • Cemetery name
      Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Grave reference
      Protestant Lawn, Block C, Section 7, Plot 41 AWMM
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    Sources

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    • External links
    • Documents
      • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
      • Hornung, J. (2002). Angels in Vietnam: women who served. Lincoln, Nebraska: Writers Club Press. AWMM
      • Service Women Project: Sponsorship to research this record was kindly provided by the Auckland Returned Services Association, Returned Servicewomen's Branch; Marjorie Traill, Dorothy Grant, Daphne Shaw and Margaret Woollett. AWMM