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

Leslie Malcolm Newlove




  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Malcolm AWMM
  • Surname
    Newlove AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 31530 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    18 June 1895 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra TakakaTasman Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L.M. Newlove (wife), Takaka, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 November 1916 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 31530 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 10" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Son of Mary Ann Newlove, husband of Maud of Takaka, Nelson.

    Three brothers were killed within a week : Leslie Malcolm (31530); Leonard Charles (33755), Edwin (40234)

    Enlisted and posted to C Company, 19th Reinforcements, 24 July 1916. Transferred to Camp Details, Trentham Camp, Upper Hutt, 13 August 1916; transferred to Camp Details, Featherston Camp, Wairarapa, 2 September 1916; transferred to C Company, 19th Reinforcements, 4 September 1916.
    Embarked onboard HMNZT 'Tahiti' in Wellington and proceeded overseas to England, 15 November 1916. Disembarked Devonport, England, marched in to Sling Camp and taken on strength Canterbury Infantry Regiment, New Zealand Reserve Group, 29 January 1917.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 1 March 1917. Disembarked and attached to New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, France, 3 March 1917. Joined 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment in the field and posted to 12th (Nelson) Company, 25 May 1917.
    Reported missing, believed killed in action, 12 October 1917.
    Court of Enquiry in to fate of Private Leslie Malcolm Newlove held in the field, 11 November 1917.
    'On the morning of 12 October Private Newlove was with my section up until we reached about 50 yards from our jumping off trench. At this spot we met heavy machine gun fire. I missed Newlove at this spot. I saw no more of him.' Statement of 6/3245 Lance Corporal George James Henry BELL, 12 (Nelson) Company, 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, to Court of Enquiry, 11 November 1917. Statement corroborated by 26233 Private William Cheviot ADAMS, 12 (Nelson) Company, 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 11 November 1917.
    'Missing, believed killed in action in the field, France, on 12 October 1917': Finding of Court of Enquiry, 11 November 1917.

    Wife: Maud Myrtle Newlove, Takaka, Nelson AWMM
Read more


About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



Contribute ›
  • Memorial name
    Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM

Roll of Honour

Remember Leslie Malcolm Newlove by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Leslie Malcolm Newlove

Leave a note

Contribute ›
  • My great great uncle
    Public - jason - Direct descendant - 1 April 2018



Contribute ›


Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 July 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
01 April 2018jasonnelson. nzDirect descendant
21 January 2018JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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.