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Leslie Henry Brett

Portrait King's College Honour Roll, WWI. - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait King's College Honour Roll, WWI. - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Brett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/320 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
    WW1 Pre 8 August 1914 AWMM Calliope Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Arthur Roland Brett (father), Star Office, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Samoa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
  • Service number
    WWI 4/320 AWMM
  • Military service
    Auckland Divisional Signal Corps from 1909 AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 8 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Printer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      164 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Leslie Brett was the son of Arthur and Eva Brett of Shortland Street, Auckland, New Zealand.

    He attended King's College and is commemorated in their Roll of Honour.

    Member of the College Rifles Rugby Football Club

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.

    Record compiled from NZ service record only.

    Was part of Samoan Occupation Force 1914-1915 discharged from army March 1915. Joined RNAS 29/1/1916. After flying training joined No. 2 Wing based in Malta. While with F Squadron on Mudros killed flying a Sopwith Camel that spun in. Buried in East Mudros Military Cemetary age 24 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 July 1917 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    MudrosLemnos Island AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    East Mudros Military Cemetery, Lemnos, Greece AWMM III. G. 210 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, College Rifles, Rugby Union Football & Sports Club, 33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, St Augustine's (Anglican) Church, Calliope Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Holy Trinity (Anglican) Church, 20 Church Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • King's College, Auckland. (1918). King's College, Auckland : the Great War, 1914-18. Auckland, N.Z.: The College. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 75 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol 1, p. 43 AWMM
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
      Allison, D. (2009). p. 64 AWMM
    • McFarland, Robert, Rober Duffus McFarland - Papers, 1914-1935, Auckland War Memorial Museum, MS-2015-22 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM

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