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Leslie Lanyon Baldwin

Grave site at Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland, for Edwin Baldwin (11/564). Image provided by Hugh Grenfell, March 2016. © Auckland Museum CC BY.

Grave site at Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland, for Edwin Baldwin (11/564). Image provided by Hugh Grenf …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Lanyon AWMM
  • Surname
    Baldwin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2206 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 12 September 1914 AWMM 1 Campbell Street, Moreland, Victoria, Australia AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Elizabeth Baldwin (mother), Pirongia, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 20 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2206 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 12 September 1914 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM Australia 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 4 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 3 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Tattoos, Unknown Period AWMM
      tattoo left forearm AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Swelling of legs and acute nephritis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Leslie Baldwin was the son of George and Elizabeth Mary Baldwin, formerly of Victoria, Australia. He migrated with his parents and siblings c1906. His parents settled in the Waikato, c1920 in Okaerio, Waerenga, Waikato.

    Three brothers served in WW1, Edwin Baldwin (11/564) with the NZEF; and William Frank Baldwin (10093?) and Leslie Lanyon Baldwin (2206) enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force (AIF).

    January 1916, charged with ill treating a horse

    In September 1916, crime of Conduct prejudice to the good order & military discipline in that he posted a letter in the French Post Office, without first submitting same to a censor, 7 days field punishment. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1919 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM ANGLICAN DIVISION E Row 10, Plot 36 AWMM
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  • Remembering my Grandmothers {Amy Baldwin} brothers Leslie, Edwin and Frank Baldwin thankyou for what you did for us. We are very proud of you all and will be paying our respects for you at Uruiti Church Anzac day.
    Public - Kathleen Elizabeth - Other relative - 24 April 2018



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24 April 2018Kathleen ElizabethNew ZealandOther relative

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