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Norman William Leaf

Portait of Norman William Leaf 27733. Image kindly provided by Paul Baker. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portait of Norman William Leaf 27733. Image kindly provided by Paul Baker. Image may be subject to c …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Norman William AWMM
  • Surname
    Leaf AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Twig Leaf AWMM
    • Norm AWMM
  • Service number
    27733 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
    • Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    27733 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      False teeth AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Hearing Loss, Inflammation of the bowels, jaundice, malaria. Admitted to 9th Australian General Hospital, Nazareth 2 October 1941. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      In English Convalescent Hospital at Nathanya 26 October 1941. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Orakei RSA. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    16 November 2016 AWMM
    Age 94 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 266 AWMM
    • Leaf, Norman William. Diaries and papers, 1941 - 1943. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 1139. AWMM
    • Leaf, Norman William. Papers relating to the Desert Railway Book Committee, 1941 - 2003. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2006/5. AWMM
    • Leaf, Norman William. Memories of the Railway Companies, 1939 - 1943, Middle East. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 95/48. AWMM
    • Leaf, Norman William. Leaf Album. Auckland War Memorial Museum PH-ALB-454. AWMM
    • Judd, B. (2003). The desert railway : the New Zealand Railway Group in North Africa and the Middle East during the Second World War. Auckland, N.Z.: Penguin. AWMM
    • Manukau courier AWMM
      1 October 1999 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM

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