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Leo Douglas Forman

Portrait, in uniform and wearing pith helmet - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, in uniform and wearing pith helmet - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leo Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Forman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Teddy Forman AWMM
    • Mum AWMM
    • Lee AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 44413 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 August 1917 AWMM StratfordTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 3 April 1941 AWMM c/o A.F. Loveday, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs P.A. Forman, 99 Glasgow St, Wanganui (wife), New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 June 1941 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 44413 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    No 2 Training Unit A. Coy, Trentham 16/4/41 - Embarkation AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 3 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Truck Driver/Civilian AWMM
    WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Shrapnel in leg - 9 January 1945 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to No 1 GH, Senegalia, Italy AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Chronic Deafness due to Mortar Firing in later years. AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Mesothelioa of lung and pleura, Chronic Asbestos Exposure AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married before embarkation on 31 May 1941.

    Served as a Carrier Driver in a Mortar Unit.

    Last unit (25th Infantry Battalion, 6th Reinforcements, 2nd NZEF M.E.F.) served in was referred to as 'Tiny' Freyberg's Division

    Returned to NZ on Wednesday 5 September 1945 on Strathhaird. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 July 1997 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
    WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM Ch. CB. 23 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Wanganui Chronicle - 30 July 1997 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Leo Douglas Forman

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  • Happy birthday Grandad you would have been 100 today,miss you everyday in every way,you are still the most amazing man I have ever met love you with all my heart always and forever xx
    Public - Amy - Direct descendant - 13 August 2017



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 119 AWMM
    • Wanganui Chronicle AWMM
      Wanganui Chronicle - 30 July 1997 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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13 August 2017Amy Wanganui Direct descendant

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