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Leonard Horsman Slade

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  S_012. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel S_012. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leonard Horsman AWMM
  • Surname
    Slade AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    40265 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1914 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 21 June 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 21 June 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Birth notes
    Son of Jackson & Ethel Margaret SLADE of Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 21 June 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Address before enlistment
    Wainui Road, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 21 June 2023 - News Report
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Winifred Agnes Slade, of Wellington City Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 21 June 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/leonard-horsman-slade
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1941 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM
    • 1938 Leonard Horsman SLADE married Winifred Agnes LOWE Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 21 June 2023 - NZ BDM Marriage Records

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    40265 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.323 Shop assistant/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.323
    GisborneGisborne 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.323
  • 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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Leonard Slade was the son of Jackson and Ethel Margaret Slade, of Gisborne, New Zealand; husband of Winifred Agnes Slade, of Wellington. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 6. J. 10. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    GISBORNE SOLDIERS Advice was received on Saturday of the death from wounds received in Libya of Private L. Slade, son of Mrs. E. Blake, Wainui road. Private Slade was previously reported wounded. His wife, Mrs. W. Slade, lives in Wellington. A brother of the deceased is Lieutenant George Slade, of whom no word has been received since he was officially reported missing in Crete. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 21 June 2023 - DEATH IN LIBYA
    GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXVIII, ISSUE 20639, 15 DECEMBER 1941, PAGE 4
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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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/2383172
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.323 AWMM
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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21 June 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher

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