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Online Cenotaph

Roy John Leslie

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  • Service number
    WWI 2/577 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Corporal AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Grave, Tiperui Communal Cemetery of Sergeant Roy Leslie appeared in the Weekly News, 3 January 1918. The caption read: 'New Zealander's Grave well cared for at Papeete: The resting place of the late Sergeant Roy J. Leslie of Auckland. The late Sergeant R.J. Leslie died on a hospital ship coming to New Zealand, and was buried at Papeete. The Governor of Tahiti took a great interest in the case, and besides giving the plot for interment, went to the trouble and expense of erecting a suitable monument over the grave.' - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roy John AWMM
  • Surname
    Leslie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/577 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Lynton Avenue, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs D. Leslie, Lynton Avenue, Onehunga, 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
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/577 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary 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 HMNZT 7 or HMNZT 10 AWMM
    Vessel was Arawa or Limerick AWMM
    Driver AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    gunshot wournd ti chest and pulmonary tuberculosis. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Corporal AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Roy Leslie was the son of David Kirkwood Anderson and Rose Ann Leslie, of "Tahiti," Lynton Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand. Born at Hawera, New Zealand.

    His brother, James Leslie (14444), also died in World War 1.

    A commemorative ceremony has been held each ANZAC Day from about 2005 with New Zealand's Honorary Consulate, Australian Consulate and the French Armed Forces. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    23 AWMM
  • Date of death
    5 September 1917 Military Personnel file
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific Military Personnel file
  • Death notes
    On board the NZHS Maheno, Papeete, Tahiti, en route to New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Tiperui Communal Cemetery, Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Mil. Allotment. Row 1. Block 5. Grave 164. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • 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

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