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Leslie Hamilton Dobbs

Portrait, Leslie Hamilton Dobbs with his pilot wings and three stripes on his jacket - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Leslie Hamilton Dobbs with his pilot wings and three stripes on his jacket - This image ma …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Hamilton AWMM
  • Surname
    Dobbs AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ42378 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 January 1914 AWMM HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Ivy Dobbs AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 6 May 1943 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Dec 1940 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Stock buyer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Height, Unknown Period AWMM
    6 foot AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Patricia; father of Gary and James

      June 1943: Depth charged Japanese submarine when acting as air cover for USS Atascova and convoy.

      He was involved in anti-submarine survelliance and shipping patrols.

      Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2000 AWMM
    • Can you please correct your records to include all of his children. I was born Vivienne Gwendoline Dobbs 31/01/1947 daughter to Leslie Hamilton Dobbs and Ivy Dobbs and brother to Gary Dobbs Public - Vivienne - Child - 6 May 2015 - Birth certificate
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About death

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  • Death
    23 August 2005 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, August 2005 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
    Leslie Hamilton Dobbs was my father-in-law. I was married to his only daughter Vivienne Gwendoline D Public - William John - Other relative - 17 May 2018 - Correct Family History
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, August 2005 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
17 May 2018William John Brisbane AustraliaOther relative
06 May 2015VivienneBrisbaneChild
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