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Leslie Rotorua Darrow

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  • Service number
    12/920 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Sergeant AWMM
    New Zealand Infantry Brigade, Headquarters AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
1/4 portrait of Sergeant Leslie Rotorua Darrow, Reg No 12/920, of the 3rd (Auckland) Regiment, Auckland Infantry Battalion. Killed in action at Gallipoli 10 Aug 1915. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1915). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-D357. No known copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Rotorua AWMM
  • Surname
    Darrow AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/920 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    23 July 1893 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Place of birth
    Tararu, Firth of Thames, New Zealand Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Schoolhouse, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Harry Alexander Darrow (brother), Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/920 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 8 or HMNZT 12 AWMM
    Vessel was Star of India or Waimana AWMM
    Sergeant AWMM
    Headquarters, Auckland Infantry Battalion AWMM
    Main Body 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      144 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Sergeant AWMM
    New Zealand Infantry Brigade, Headquarters AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Auckland Grammar School.

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland).

    Promoted Sergeant, 22 January 1915.
    Killed in action, 10 August 1915.

    Parents: the late James and Clara Darrow, Thames AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    22 AWMM
  • Date of death
    10 August 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Death notes
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial tablet and font, WW1, St Judes (Anglican) Church, St Jude Street, Avondale, Auckland AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    • Panel 9 AWMM
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1915. AWMM

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