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Leonard Helmbright

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Te Kaha

Len Helmbright

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leonard AWMM
  • Surname
    Helmbright AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    811123 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 January 1920 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waiotahi Valley, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss M. Helmbright (sister), Te Kaha, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    811123 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      This soldier showed outstanding courage and resourcefulness during an attack on 24 July 1944. When his section commander was wounded, Pte. Helmbright took command of the section and attacked three enemy machine-gun posts. With a light machine-gun he went forward under heavy machine-gun fire directed at him, and wiped out single-handed two of the three machine-gun posts. It was this gallant deed that enabled his platoon to move forward. Through this and subsequent actions. Pte-Helmbright showed devotion to duty, courage duty and determination of the very highest order. (London Gazette 10/5/1945 (I)) AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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

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
    16 November 2001 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

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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  • CHUR KORO NAMESAKE HERE MEAN AZZZ!
    Public - jerry leonard - Other relative - 18 June 2022
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  • To our grandpa thank you for being the person you were, Ill never forget Santa dressed in a red sleeping bag love you.
    Public - kerryanne makoare - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
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  • R.I.P Grandpa, miss you xxxooo
    Public - Dalanie - Other Relative - 23 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 58 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
18 June 2022jerry leonardaucklandOther relative
24 April 2020Colleen Adelaide S.A. AustraliaChild
24 April 2015kerryanne makoarebrisbane australiaOther Relative
23 April 2015DalanieKangaroo Island, South AustraliaOther Relative
23 April 2015AtiloaAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative

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