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Leslie William Thompson



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie William AWMM
  • Surname
    Thompson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ422594 AWMM
    • WWII 422594 AWMM
    • WWII 2/7/145 AWMM
    • 70756 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 November 1920 Hanson DannevirkeManawatu-Wanganui Hanson
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  • Address before enlistment
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    • Clerk Hanson
    • Secretarial/Military Hanson
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 1 October 1940 Hanson
    • WW2 22 April 1942 Hanson
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Prisoner of war

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Biographical information

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  • Served at RNZAF Bases Taeri, Whenuapai, Shelley Bay and Air Force HQ Wellington. originally enlisted in the 1st NZ Scottish Regiment (TF A COY) 1 October 1940 to 23 January 1942. He then enlisted/transferred to the RNZAF and on 1/1/1947 was promoted W/O. Awarded the MBE, Military Division 1/1/1955, then promoted to Flying Officer 19/10/1955.

    Chief Instructor at the School of Administration, RNZAF Whenuapai. Source: Hanson, By Such Deeds, p.475. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    5 October 1976 Hanson
    WellingtonNew Zealand Hanson
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  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Karori, Wellignton AWMM Ashes scattered in rose garden AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p.475 AWMM

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