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Leopold Busby

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  • Service number
    801608 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leopold AWMM
  • Surname
    Busby AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    801608 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Farm hand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown c/o S. Busby, Pukepoto, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L. Busby (mother), Herekino, Far North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    801608 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Kaitaia, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Simon and Lizzie Busby, of Kaitaia. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    22 AWMM
  • Date of death
    10 April 1945 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Italy AWMM
  • Death notes
    Italy AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Faenza War Cemetery, Italy AWMM
  • Grave reference
    IV. G. 8. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • 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

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