Leslie Estelle Cowper 1932 - 2 May 1966 Key details Contribute › Service number215403 AWMM Also known asLeslie AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeLieutenant AWMMBritish Army Nursing Service AWMMLieutenant AWMMRoyal New Zealand Nursing Corps AWMM WarTerritorial Military Service AWMMVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesLeslie Estelle AWMM SurnameCowper AWMM Ingoa Also known asLeslie AWMM Service number215403 AWMM GenderFemale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth1932 AWMM Place of birthAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentPost WW2 AWMMNurse AWMMPost WW2 AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarTerritorial Military Service AWMMVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number215403 AWMM Military unitsRoyal New Zealand Army Nursing Corps AWMM Military serviceRoyal New Zealand Army Nursing Corps AWMM Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsNational Order of Vietnam (South Vietnam) AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentPost WW2 AWMM1955 AWMMPost WW2 AWMM1964 AWMM Age on enlistmentPost WW2 AWMMPost WW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Embarkation bodyBritish Army Nursing Service AWMMLieutenant AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankLieutenant AWMMBritish Army Nursing Service AWMMLieutenant AWMMRoyal New Zealand Nursing Corps AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Lesley Cowper was a T/F nurse in the Provincial Hospital at Qui Nhon, South Vietnam.T/F Sister 28 August 1964C/Sister 28 August 1965New 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 Contribute › Age at death37 AWMM Date of death2 May 1966 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathVietnam AWMM Death notesVietnam AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameWaikumete CemeteryGlen EdenAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Grave referenceProtestant Lawn, Block C, Section 7, Plot 41 AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Leslie Estelle Cowper by laying a poppy. John Cowper John Ashley Cowper Leslie Estelle Cowper Maurice Miro Cowper Neville Boaz Cowper Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Leslie Estelle Cowper Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand Military Nursing: New Zealand Army Nursing Service - Royal New Zealand Nursing Corpshttp://www.nzans.org/index.htmFurther ReferenceNew Zealand History online. New Zealand and the Vietnam War.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/vietnam-warFurther Reference DocumentsSubritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMMHornung, J. (2002). Angels in Vietnam: women who served. Lincoln, Nebraska: Writers Club Press. AWMMService 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 Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.