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John Leon Herbert

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Headstone, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Leon AWMM
  • Surname
    Herbert AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    16203 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 September 1910 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 14 June 1940 AWMM RMD Takaka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mavis Mary Herbert (wife), 110 Waimea Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 14 June 1940 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    NelsonTasman AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 10 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lance Corporal Herbert was the son of John Herbert and Irene Herbert (nee Binney); husband of Mavis Mary Herbert of Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM II.H.6 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2094617
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 211 AWMM
    • Herbert, Leon. Letter regarding the military career of John Leon Herbert, 2NZEF. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2006/48. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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