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Leopold Busby

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leopold AWMM
  • Surname
    Busby AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 801608 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 May 1923 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM c/o S. Busby, Pukepoto, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs L. Busby (mother), Herekino, Far North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 801608 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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  • Son of Simon and Lizzie Busby, of Kaitaia. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 April 1945 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Faenza War Cemetery, Italy AWMM IV. G. 8. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • You were my Grandads uncle, he went to see you in Faenza a few years ago hopefully I'll be able to go myself one day, I never knew much about you only that you were the uncle that my family would talk about every now and then, I want to find out about who you were and your service but my family doesn't have much on you, hopefully, one day we will find out.
    Public - James - Other relative - 18 October 2021
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  • I didn't know you, but I wish I did. We're probably related , you were a great man. I just want to thank you for your great bravery in risking and losing your life to our country. You and every other man who fought for myself, my family, my friends and my country will always be with me, I really do appreciate everything you've done. Only if you were here to see how many people have payed so much respect to you, and we do every year. May you rest in peace Sir Busby and for every other soldier who passed during war. I don't know if your looking down on us right now , but if you are... Hi.
    Public - Terri - 24 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 16 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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18 October 2021JamesAucklandOther relative
24 April 2015TerriNew Zealand, AucklandOther

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