Leopold Busby Unknown date of birth - Died 10 April 1945 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number801608 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyrig … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesLeopold AWMM SurnameBusby AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number801608 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Farm hand AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown c/o S. Busby, Pukepoto, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs L. Busby (mother), Herekino, Far North, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number801608 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMKaitaia, Northland, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Private AWMM; 28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Simon and Lizzie Busby, of Kaitaia. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death22 AWMM Date of death10 April 1945 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery nameFaenza War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referenceIV. G. 8. AWMM Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Leopold Busby by laying a poppy. Jack Albert Busby James Busby Leopold Busby Ponaute Busby Selwyn Busby Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Leopold Busby Leave a note Contribute › Processing I didn't know you, but I wish I did. We're probably related , you were a great man. I just want to thank you for your great bravery in risking and losing your life to our country. You and every other man who fought for myself, my family, my friends and my country will always be with me, I really do appreciate everything you've done. Only if you were here to see how many people have payed so much respect to you, and we do every year. May you rest in peace Sir Busby and for every other soldier who passed during war. I don't know if your looking down on us right now , but if you are... Hi. Public - Terri - 24 April 2015 Report Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further ReferenceCody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 14: WW2 16 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.