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Leslie Joseph Gurney

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Leslie Joseph Gurney

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Gurney AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 482184 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1942 AWMM Paparoa AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. H.M. Gurney, Puke Rd., Paeroa (w) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1942 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 482184 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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  • I was to young to really know you but I have been fascinated about what you did during the war. I'm here at Waiouru with my family. Rachel, Rata and Miro. We have been to National park and Ohakune ANZAC services today. 0600 dawn service at National park. Cold but dry! Rach and I in the parade marching on at Ohakune. I want to know more about where you went during WW2. Someone in the family has your service record which Ill get.
    Public - Paul - Direct descendant - 25 April 2021
  • I miss you dad. Keep the music going, you would be pleased to see your kids, grandkids and great grandkids enjoying playing and singing. Have read great stories of you and your trusty uke in the war, you had some great mates in the war and after. We. Would have a great jam session if we could all be together. Love you and thank you for everything you taught me xxxx
    Public - Lesley - Child - 25 April 2020
  • Poppa - only knew Poppa for 9 years.
    Made a great cup of tea but only if you turned the teapot three times! Great musician - loved his banjo! So caring and loved all his family and grand kids.
    Public - Sheree - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • Special memories of you Poppa. Amazing musician, Benny Hill fan, a few quiet ales and a quiet gentlemanly disposition.
    Forever in my heart and lucky to have these special memories.
    Kim xx
    Public - Kim - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.162 AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2021PaulGreymouthDirect descendant
25 April 2020LesleyMelbourne, AustraliaChild
25 April 2020ShereeAustralia Direct descendant
25 April 2020KimWhangarei NZDirect descendant
25 April 2020ChristyNorthlandOther relative

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