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William Charles Leith

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Portrait of William Charles Leith (45705). Image kindly provided by the Leith family (November 2016). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of William Charles Leith (45705). Image kindly provided by the Leith family (November 2016) …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Leith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    45705 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 June 1918 AWMM MartinboroughWellington AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 1941 AWMM Mangahao R.D., Pahiatua AWMM
    • WW2 1942 AWMM Mangahao R.D., Pahiatua AWMM
    • WW2 1945 AWMM Mangahao R.D, Pahiatua AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr W.O. Leith, Newman, Eketahuna (father) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. P.A. Leith, 77 Grey St., Hamilton AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. P.A. Leith, 77 Grey St., Hamilton AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Pacific AWMM
    • Pacific AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    45705 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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
    • Aug 1942 AWMMMedical, WWII AWMM
      Dislocated Neck - Tamavua Military Hospital, Fiji/ Papakura Military Hospital. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Bayonet wound in the back of neck - Treasury Islands AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Mono or Sterling AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Photo Collection of William Charles Leith held in Museum Photograph Collection. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 December 1995 AWMM
    Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rangiora Lawn Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    The Press, December 1995. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.63 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.230 AWMM
    • Leith, William and Patrina. World War II letters, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2003/73. AWMM

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