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James Alexander Leslie

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  • Service number
    WWI 14444 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait of J. A. Leslie. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1917, v.5, n.1. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
Portrait of J. A. Leslie. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Leslie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14444 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
    WW1 Student/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 D.K.A. Leslie (father), Lynton Avenue, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14444 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
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 26 Jun 1916-22 August 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Devonport, Devon, England AWMM HMNZT 57 AWMM
    Vessel was Tahiti AWMM
    Private AWMM
    14th Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company AWMM
    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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    He had over 80 Minenwerfer shell fragments embedded in his body from a shell explosion.
    Information from Greg G. M. Mitchell, who was wounded at the same time. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Leslie was the son of David K. A. Leslie, of Auckland, New Zealand.

    Attended Auckland Grammar School.

    His brother, Roy Leslie (2/577), also died in World War 1. AWMM

Death

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  • Age at death
    18 AWMM
  • Date of death
    16 November 1916 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    France AWMM
  • Death notes
    France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Estaires Communal Cemetery, Nord, France AWMM
  • Grave reference
    III. I. 14. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool, Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Onehunga Arch of Remembrance, Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Mt Roskill War Memorial, War Memorial Park, 13 May Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1917. AWMM

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