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Leo Vincent Bulford

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 16 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 16 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leo Vincent AWMM
  • Surname
    Bulford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2696 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 October 1908 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Young Street, Te Awamutu, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr F. Bulford, Otorohanga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2696 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Leo Bulford was the son of Frank Herbert and Kate Bulford; nephew of Mr. F. Buford, of Mount Albert, Auckland City, New Zealand.

    Bulford was Company Sergeant Major of D Company, 18 Battalion. At the time of his death, D Company were holding a hill against German infantry not far from Galatas, Crete. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 12. A. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 28 AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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15 April 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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