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Leonard Dolheguy

  • Service number
    WWII 22627 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Lennin Stanley AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War


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  • Forenames
    Leonard AWMM
  • Surname
    Dolheguy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Lennin Stanley AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 22627 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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About birth

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    • 20 January 1918 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
    • 20 January 1919 Noel Smith Research Project
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  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940 AWMM 73 Deans Ave., Lower Riccarton AWMM
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. Harriett Dolheguy, care of R.S.A. Club, Ashburton (mother) AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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    Army AWMM
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    WWII 22627 AWMM
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    28 January 1943 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Dolheguy, Leonard. (Ref. WO 373/23/452). Military Medal. AWMM

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  • Corporal L. Dolheguy, MM; Christchurch; born Dunedin, 20 Jan 1918; metal polisher; wounded 28 Jul 1942. (Source: Cody, J.F. NZ Engineers, Middle East. p.352.)

    'Lieutenant Page, a quarter of a mile to the south, sketches a background:

    ‘… the comparative silence while waiting on the start line, followed by the terrific din of the barrage the like of which had never been heard before [in North Africa]. The word to move and the first sight of the approach march as we moved over the brow of the hill, splashes of artillery fire and the tell-tale tracer of small arms. The difficulty of concentrating on keeping accurate line and direction, counting paces etc., in the general racket and amidst the smoke and dust of shell fire. The feeling of relief on sighting a small green light indicating that our small recce party had found the first indication of mines…. The appearance on the job of OC Jerry Skinner and the encouragement he gave to all concerned at a vital stage. The realisation that the hours of training we had done were paying dividends…. The gradual easing of the fire and finally the moment when the job was done, the gap opened, tested and the first support weapons rumbling through.’

    The support weapons were rumbling through at a cost of five sappers wounded. Sappers Dolheguy and Taylor were awarded Military Medals for courageous work with mine detectors. Both refused relief from a job that did not permit shelter from bullets or shell splinters.' (Source: Cody, J.F. NZ Engineers, Middle East. p. 352.) AWMM
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About death

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    15 July 1994 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 75 AWMM
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  • References
    • Cody, J.F. (1961). New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.352. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.52 AWMM


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