Leslie Estelle Cowper Born 1932 - Died 2 May 1966 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number215403 AWMM Also known asLeslie AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Last rankLieutenant AWMMBritish Army Nursing Service AWMMLieutenant AWMMRoyal New Zealand Nursing Corps AWMM WarTerritorial Military Service AWMMVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Lay a poppy 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 birthAuckland, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesAuckland, New 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 Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New 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.