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Leslie Cobley Curtis

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Cobley AWMM
  • Surname
    Curtis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 46038 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Methodist Public - Christina - Other relative - 11 December 2016 - NZDF Military record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    01/10/1912 Public - Christina Janice - Other relative - 11 December 2016 - NZDF Military record; Family records
  • Place of birth
    Waiapu, Auckland, New Zealand Public - Christina Janice - Other relative - 11 December 2016 - Family records
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 1941 AWMM 405 Ormond Road., Gisborne AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. G. Curtis, 21 Dalrymple Rd., Mangapapa (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 46038 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom Roll 5 Drover/Civilian 2NZEF Nom Roll 5
    GisborneNew Zealand 2NZEF Nom Roll 5
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • WW2 Private 2NZEF Nom Roll 5 22 Infantry Battalion 2NZEF Nom Roll 5 Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • Departed Wellington on 15/09/1941 on the SS Aquitania as part of the 7th Reinforcements bound for the Middle East via Sydney and the Suez Canal.

      Disembaked in Port Said, Egypt Public - Christina - Other relative - 28 March 2017 - NZ Navy Museum, Devonport, Auckland
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzbound/convoy.htm

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt AWMM
      15 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2
      14 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Germany AWMM
      Germany, Europe AWMM
      Reference in '2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories: imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list', Section 4. N.Z. 1945. AWMM
    • Ruweisat Ridge, El Alamein, Egypt
      First Battle of El Alamein - Disaster at Ruweisat Ridge Public - Christina - Other relative - 11 December 2016 - Personal research into date of capture
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
    29/03/45 Public - Christina - Other relative - 11 December 2016 - NZDF Military record
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
    Liberated to Odessa, Ukraine by train via Russia Public - Christina - Other relative - 11 December 2016 - NZDF Military record; Personal research
  • POW serial number
    WWII 33445 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • 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

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.54 AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Further reference AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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11 December 2016ChristinaRotorua, New ZealandOther relative
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