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Leon Kristopher Smith

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The Roll of Honour for those who served in Bosnia, Kuwait, East Timor, and Afghanistan. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Unveiled on 30 June 2019. No known copyright restrictions.

The Roll of Honour for those who served in Bosnia, Kuwait, East Timor, and Afghanistan. Auckland War …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leon Kristopher AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    T1002840 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 July 1978 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The New Zealand Herald (29 September 2011) wrote "The SAS team, which was supporting the Afghan Crisis Response Unit, was attacked as it tried to cordon off a compound in the Wardak province near Kabul, where the insurgents behind the planned attack were believed to be. Quoting Lieutenant General Rhys Jones said "The people in that compound opened fire with rifle fire, and there were also some explosions" AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 September 2011 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    AfghanistanAsia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Whenua Tapu Cemetery, Porirua AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Leon Kristopher Smith by laying a poppy.

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  • Rest easy my brother.
    Public - D - Comrade - 25 April 2019
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  • Forever in your debt. We are looking out for mum. RIP friend
    Public - Tina - Comrade - 30 April 2015
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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2019DAuckland, New ZealandComrade
30 April 2015TinaAuckland, NZComrade

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