condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
Alert!

Auckland Museum is temporarily closed

Auckland Museum is closed to visitors until further notice, in step with our country's efforts to limit the transmission of Covid-19. Our website remains open for you to browse. Visit Auckland Museum At Home.

Leslie Joseph Gurney

Loved by all.

Leslie Joseph Gurney

No known copyright restrictions.

Identity

  • 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

Contribute ›
  • 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

Service

Wars and conflicts

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

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›

Embarkations

Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes

Last known rank

Contribute ›
  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Leslie Joseph Gurney by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Leslie Joseph Gurney

Leave a note

Contribute ›
  • 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
    Report 
  • 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
    Report 
  • 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
    Report 
  • 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
    Report 

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›
  • 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

Contributors

Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2021PaulGreymouthDirect descendant
25 April 2020LesleyMelbourne, AustraliaChild
25 April 2020ShereeAustralia Direct descendant
25 April 2020KimWhangarei NZDirect descendant
25 April 2020ChristyNorthlandOther relative

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons LicenseOnline Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.