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Leslie Alec Craven

Portrait of Lieutenant Leslie Alec Craven (7/511). Image kindly provided by Marlborough memorial project (2009). Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Alec AWMM
  • Surname
    Craven AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Leslie Alic AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/511 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
    Unknown AWMM Grovetown, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Alexander Craven (father), Grovetown, Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/511 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      For conspicuous galantry and devotion to duty. He took his guns into action over exposed ground under heavy shell fire, and although suffering heavy casualties, his great coolness and presence of mind enabled him to hold off the enemy's attack under very trying circumstances,. He himself was badly wounded during the opreations.' AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      London Gazette 16/08/1917 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1918 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Omaka Cemetery, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Grovetown War Memorial, Grovetown AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 159 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
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