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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.
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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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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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