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Leslie Harry Lissette

Headstone of Warrant Officer Leslie Harry Lissette (391011). Chaintreaux Communal Cemetery, France. New Zealand War Graves Trust (FRDT3736). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Warrant Officer Leslie Harry Lissette (391011). Chaintreaux Communal Cemetery, France. …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Harry AWMM
  • Surname
    Lissette AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ391011 AWMM
    • WWII 391011 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 August 1917 Martyn HastingsHawkes Bay Martyn
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr H. Lissette (father), Pakowhai, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. H. Lissette of Hastings AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 24 October 1939 Martyn Teamster/Civilian Martyn
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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 Air Operations, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Harry Lissette and Nellie Georgina Lissette (nee Fulford), of Pakowhai (near Hastings), Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

    Attended Pakowhai School and Hastings High School. Public source.

    Attended Hastings High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 May 1944 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Chaintreaux Communal Cemetery, Seine-et-Marne, France AWMM Joint grave. AWMM
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  • Obituary
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  • On the 70th anniversary of VE day, as one of your few remaining English relatives, I want to express my deep gratitude for your ultimate sacrifice on behalf of the freedom of the United Kingdom, and to pay this tribute to a cousin I never knew except through the loving memories of Hilbre Mary Skinner (née Ledger), my mother, and Mary Ledger (née Garland) my grandmother who gave him the comforts of home while he was stationed in England. You will never be forgotten.
    Public - Hilbre Marian Louise - Other Relative - 9 May 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ib - Ly. Archives New Zealand (R17845612) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
05 November 2018LouiseChichester, UKOther relative
29 March 2017BrianTauranga, New ZealandOther relative
09 May 2015Hilbre Marian LouiseChichester, EnglandOther Relative

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