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Leslie Caird


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  • Forenames
    Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Caird AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Ship was attacked, shelled and sunk AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Leslie Caird was the son of John and Jane Caird, of Woodlands, Southland, New Zealand; husband of Elsie Elizabeth Caird, of Oamaru, Otago.

    SS Sinkiang Ship was attacked, shelled and sunk by Japanese warship RYUJO and aircraft, S of Calcutta, with the loss of 29 of the 179 crew. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 April 1942 AWMM
    Age 46 AWMM
    Bay of Bengal AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Tower Hill Memorial, Trinity Square, London, England AWMM

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  • With thanks to Leslie for his service and for his family.
    Public - Jeremy - Direct descendant - 21 June 2017



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21 June 2017JeremyNew ZealandDirect descendant
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