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Leo Frederick Harris

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Leo Frederick Harris, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Leo Frederick Harris, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leo Frederick AWMM
  • Surname
    Harris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ416635 AWMM
    • WWII 416635 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 January 1918 AWMM RakaiaCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Wife: Mrs. D. M. Harris. Aorere, Nelson AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. & Mrs. P. P. Harris of Christchurch AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and 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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  • Leo Harris was the son of Peter Patrick and Agnes Mabel Harris; husband of Deicie Margaret Harris, of Collingwood, Nelson, New Zealand.

    Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial.

    Source: Martyn. 'For Your Tomorrow', vol.3, Christchurch, 2008.

    Attended Ashburton District High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845611)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 September 1943 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    LimburgerhofGermany AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany AWMM 20. B. 13. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p.233 AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ha - Hy. Archives New Zealand (R17845611) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Missing]. Archives New Zealand (R17845747) AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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