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Leslie Andres Burton

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 98 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 98 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Andres AWMM
  • Surname
    Burton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24/704 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 October 1894 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 12 Spencer Road, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 John Burton (father), 12 Spencer Road, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/704 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    14 May 1919 AWMM
    For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on 8th October 1918 near Crevecoeur. Although wounded early in the advance he continued to harass the enemy at every opportunity. He bought his Lewis Gun into action against an enemy Battery, dispersing one of the gun crews. He endeavoured to put out of action enemy Lewis Guns firing from a tank and continued until he had a stoppage which he repaired under fire. He set a splendid example to the men of his section. London Gazette. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Leslie Burton was the son of John and Johanne Marie Burton, of 12, Spencer Rd., Napier, New Zealand.

    Corporal Burton was originally buried in Bavay German Cemetery but his grave and others could not be found when the graves were relocated to Cross Roads Cemetery. The Memorial in Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-au-Bois, Nord, France was created. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    26 October 1918 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Le CateauFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Bavay German Cemetery Memorial 1, Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-au-Bois, Nord, France AWMM

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30 July 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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