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Leo Adolphus Kermode

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Photo was taken at Gisborne on 3 May 1941

Captain Leo Kermode 1941

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leo Adolphus AWMM
  • Surname
    • Kermode AWMM
    • N.Z.S.C. Public - Dale - Researcher - 12 October 2017 - Officers' Book, 14th Brigade, N.Z.E.F.I.P.
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 68407 AWMM
    • Vietnam 30058 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 June 1919 AWMM GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM c/- Army Headquarters, Wellington AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs B. M. Kermode (wife), c/- Mrs W Bignell, 314 Stout Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2 January 1942 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) (Military) AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star
      Pacific Star
      Italy Star
      Defence Medal
      War Medal 1939-45
      NZ War Service Medal
      General Service Medal (Canal Zone)
      Operational Service Medal
      General Service Medal 1962 (Malay Peninsula)
      Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal
      NZ Defence Service Medal (Regular)
      Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal Public - Terry - Other relative - 2 December 2020 - Family Papers, medal set and later approval of the GSM (Canal Zone)

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    18 Public - Terry - Other Relative - 17 June 2015 - Family papers ("My Life" by LA Kermode)

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Beulah (deceased); father of Anne, Judith, Gillian, Service; Waikanae

    Commander of the New Zealand Army Force in South-East Asia, 1964-1966. First flight into Vietnam was 29 June 1964 with advance party of NEWZAD and Lt Col WCT Foley to establish HQ V Force. He spent 8 days in Saigon and area with US and Vietnamese staff setting up logistic and support arrangements. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 July 2013 AWMM
    Age 94 AWMM
  • 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, 1 August 2013 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 7 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1942 to 31st March, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 7: WW2 78 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 71 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 52 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 70 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 1 August 2013 AWMM
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM

Contributors

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02 December 2020TerryUpper HuttOther relative
10 November 2017DaleAucklandResearcher

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