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Leslie John Cecil Medway

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie John Cecil AWMM
  • Surname
    Medway AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    618522 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 75 Lorna Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Nellie May Medway (mother), 75 Lorna Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    618522 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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    • Leslie Medway was the son of Cecil John Medway and Nellie May Medway (nee Hawker), New Plymouth AWMM
    • Leslie John Cecil Medway was the son of Cecil John and Nellie May Medway of New Plymouth. When he left school in 1936 he went to work for Kash Menswear Outfitters in New Plymouth for six years before he enlisted in the Army. He sailed for the Middle East in 1943 and was posted to 22nd (Motor) Battalion. He was wounded in the fighting at Sangro River in December 1943 but re-joined his unit after his recovery. Leslie was killed in action during the battle for Florence on 30 July 1944. He was buried in the Florence War Cemetery, Italy. Public - Louise - Researcher - 31 October 2019 - West, J. (1995). Lest We Forget. New Plymouth: New Plymouth Boy’s High School Centennial Trust.
      Puke Ariki, Swainson/Woods Collection ARC# WD.006142
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About death

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  • Death
    30 July 1944 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Florence War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VII.E.8 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Uncle Jack as we know him is the dearly loved brother if my grandfather Brian and their respective sister Patsy. In adulthood ive learnt that when our family lost Uncle Jack during the war in Italy it was not in vein. His actions and those of his mates led to the liberatation of La Romalla from the Germans. On a visit to Italy my grandfather was lucky enough to meet up with a man who remembered Uncle Jack and that meant so much to my grandfather. Ive always had such a love for all things Italian and maybe that is simply because part of me lays there in rest-my greatgranduncle Jack (LJC Medway) xo
    Public - Nicola - Other Relative - 13 March 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record 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 132 AWMM


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31 October 2019LouiseNew Plymouth, New ZealandResearcher
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