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Leonard Keith Lanning

Portrait, standing - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, standing - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leonard Keith AWMM
  • Surname
    Lanning AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Keith AWMM
    • Kiwi AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ 3355 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 January 1921 AWMM ThamesCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 11 September 1941 AWMM Tararu Road, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 24 West View Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland AWMM
    • WW2 C/- Mrs M Stewart, Neale St, Thames AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Charles Lanning (father), Tararu Road, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
    • Thelma Lanning (mother), Tararu Road, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 11 September 1941 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Drapery assistant/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
      5 feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fresh AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He had two daughters and one son

    During the war he served on ships escorting vessels supplying the operations in the South West Pacific including Guadalcanal

    He is buried in a cemetery in Drury, Franklin District, Auckland AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    31 March 2000 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
    PapakuraAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Manukau Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Crematorium (Papatoetoe Cemetery), 357 Puhinui Road, Puhinui, Manukau City AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Personnel - Demobilisation - Monthly list of personnel demobilised [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYT 8490 N1/426 (R21465794) AWMM

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