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George Leece

Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) - No known copyright restrictions

Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2 …


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    George AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Leece AWMM
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    2331 AWMM
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Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
    • 24 Whiringa ā-rangi 1865 AWMM AWMM
    • 1866 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    Unknown AWMM Balfour Road, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    Mr E. Leece, Balfour Road, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

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  • Whakangungu ope taua
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Te urunga
    South Africa Unknown AWMM Surveyor AWMM
  • Mahi i mua i te ekenga waka
  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

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Whakapapa hauora

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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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    • Father: John William Leece (died 1890 at Kawakawa); mother: Margaret Leece (died 11 December 1914) 18 Balfour Road, Parnell

      Lieutenant Leece was well known in Auckland. Buried at Police Post 24 miles west of Vereeniging. Joined 7 Contingent, 24 Company in South Africa as Lieutenant.

      Auckland Museum Boer War Display – photo of “section of the Auckland Fifth Contingent which left by the Mapourika”

      Buried Police Post Patriotfontein AWMM
    • Daniel J. Love was a "painter" according to the Embarcation Roll. He was in the 23rd Coy (Nelson Section) of the 7th Contingent, which sailed in the "Gulf of Taranto" on 6th April 1901, and landed at Durban on 10 May.

      I looked at three books for details of the death of Love & Leece, who were in a column commanded by Lt-Col. Grey, then from the end of June by Lt-Col. Garrett:

      "The New Zealanders in South Africa, 1899-1902" by D.O.W. Hall (1949, Wellington, page 63-64) covers the operation in which Garrett's column crossed the Vaal River into the Orange Free State and tried to intercept General Smuts who was expected to make his way from the Western Transvaal into British territory. The column then went through Vereeniging and through Kroonstadt to the Vet River, while the main drive ended at the Modder. It had swept through half the western side of the Orange Free State, making only one contact with Smuts and taking few prisoners, but a large booty of stock - 186,000 sheep and 21,000 cattle.
      NB: the OFS was later the ORC or Orange River Colony.

      "The Colonials in South Africa" by John Stirling (1907, Edinburgh, page 362)
      "In August, Garrett's column made substantial captures at Bultfontein on the 12th, and on the 18th he detached 330 mounted troops under Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. H. White, who at dawn on the 19th completely surprised Spannerberg's Laager, taking 25 prisoners, including Mr Steyn,
      Landdrost of Vredefort, 31 rifles, and much transport. Lord Kitchener noted that White's men covered 56 miles in 36 hours. At daylight on the 24th 3 Boers were killed, 8 taken prisoners, and again many wagons and Cape carts were captured. The enemy, numbering about 300, made a determined attempt to retake their convoy, but after five hour's fighting they were driven off. In
      this affair the 7th lost Lieutenant Leece and Sergeant-Major Love killed, and Lieutenant Whiteley and Sergeant-Major Lockett and one man wounded."

      "The Seventh New Zealand Contingent" by K G Malcolm (1903, Wellington, page 12) said:
      ".... we had to bury two more of our comrades, namely, Lieutenant Leece of Auckland and Sergeant-Major Love of Wellington. Both had lost their lives fighting against overwhelming odds, and died the death of a true-born Briton. They were buried side by side 'neath the orange grove's pleasant shade, where the golden summer sun shines bright and clear. The column halted for a day, and the regiment paraded to a man, to bid a last and fond farewell to the remains of two who we admired, and who for the love of their king and country had fought, and bled, and died."

      PS: "The Last Post" by M.G. Dooner was on loan, but may have something on Leece (she covered officers who died in the war).

      Yours, John Wilson (Wellington, New Zealand) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 August 2015 -
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    • 23 Hereturikōkā 1901 AWMM
      Age 35 AWMM
      VereenigingSouth Africa AWMM
    • 23 Hereturikōkā 1901 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 35 AWMM
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  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
    Olien Park Cemetery, Potchefstroom, South Africa AWMM 1 AWMM
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
    New Zealand Herald, 30 August 1901, page 5 AWMM
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Ngā maumaharatanga


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  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
    • Albert Park, (NZ Battery, Royal Artillery) South African War Memorial, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

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Maumahara George Leece mā te whakatakoto i te papi

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Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a George Leece

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  • Hononga ki waho
  • Ngā tuhinga
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 1900. H.6. Nominal Roll AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      30 August 1901, p. 5 AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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