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Leslie Derek Ranken

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Derek AWMM
  • Surname
    Ranken AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Derek Leslie AWMM
    • Les AWMM
  • Service number
    • 657001 AWMM
    • 203881 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 July 1926 AWMM SuvaViti Levu AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 18 Trinity Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C.S. Day (mother), 18 Trinity Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Sheetmetal worker/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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  • Husband of Margaret; Father and stepfather of Aggi, Grant, Sharon, Ian, Paulette, Allan, Gordon, Chris

    A service was held at the Whangamata Baptist Church, Port Road, Whangamata, followed by a private cremation.

    Named as Leslie Derek on the Nominal Roll, and as both Leslie Derek and also as Derek Leslie in the 2 death notices AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 February 2004 AWMM
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  • 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, 13 February 2004 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand in the Korean War. New Zealand History online
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • McGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 16: WW2 110 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 13 February 2004 AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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