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Arthur Leef

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Leef AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Leaf AWMM
  • Service number
    805114 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 99 Molesworth Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Leef (mother), Whirinaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    805114 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Clerk AWMM
    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
    Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Arthur Leef was the son of Busby and Addie Leef, of Whirinaki.

    Attended Sacred Heart College, Auckland 1937 - 1940

    Name typed as Arthur Leaf in Leaf, J. (1983) p. 262 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 May 1944 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VI. C. 5. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial Cup, Sacred Heart College, Auckland, Rowing trophy presented by Mrs Busby-Leef AWMM
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM

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  • MR Arthur Leef was the brother of my grandmother Louisa May Edmonds (Leef). GONE BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN LOVE ALWAYS
    Public - joanna - Direct descendant - 22 November 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 112 AWMM
    • Leaf, J.M. (1990). Leaf family reunion, 1832-1990. Kaikohe, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Confortare. Auckland, N.Z.: Sacred Heart College. AWMM
      In profile: Arthur Leef. (2008, October). Confortare, Auckland, N.Z.: Sacred Heart College. p. 4 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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22 November 2015joanna dargaville new zealandDirect descendant
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