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Leslie Raymond Shaw

Headstone, Leslie Raymond Shaw (4/33a), Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia (photo Sandra Playle 2013) - No known copyright restrictions

Headstone, Leslie Raymond Shaw (4/33a), Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia (photo Sandra …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Raymond AWMM
  • Surname
    Shaw AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/33a AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 January 1901 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 28 September 1914 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mr Langley Shaw (father), 29 Ingate Place, Battersea Park, London, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • Suvla AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • Sailly-sur-le-Lys AWMM
    • Battle of Messines AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
  • Service number
    WWI 4/33a 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 28 September 1914 AWMM
    Age 13 AWMM
    School boy/Civilian AWMM
    LondonEngland 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 foot 5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      8 stone 6 pounds AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The youngest ANZAC, he enlisted aged 13 years 8 months, though declaring his age as 16 years. By the end of the war he had served 3 years 82 days with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and had re-enlisted to serve with the Royal Air Force again in France.

    Embarked for Gallipoli from Alexandria 12 April 1915

    His mother petitioned for his discharge in 1917; he then re-enlisted gaining a commission with the Royal Air Force to serve in France and after the war in India.

    After the war he was a planter, a pioneer pilot in New Guinea and then when settled in Perth, Australia he worked in broadcasting. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    3 March 1947 AWMM
    Age 46 AWMM
    PerthWestern Australia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia AWMM Section ZP Grave site 0154 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Hi there we are students at paraparaumu college and we were wondering if you guys would kindly donate us two tickets to Australia to pay our respects to Leslie's grave site. Yours sinceraly Wesley and Jessica Thank you
    Public - wesley and jessica - 1 April 2016



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