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Samuel Leslie Mooney

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Portrait from Weekly News; 2 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from Weekly News; 2 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Samuel Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Mooney AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Leslie AWMM
  • Service number
    3193 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 September 1918 AWMM WhatatiriNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM c/o T.M. Blake, No. 2 Rural Delivery, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr H.G. Mooney (father), Rural Delivery, Maungatapere, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    3193 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Samuel Leslie was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs H G Mooney of Whatatiri.

    He went overseas with the First Echelon, having enlisted immediately when he became of age. He was born in Whatatiri and after completing his education, worked on his father’s farm for a period before taking up farm work in Mangakahia. He was a keen footballer and played for Whatatiri and later the Mangakahia clubs in the Whangarei Competitions.

    He was one of the best liked young men in the district being a leader in sports and in other ways from his school days. From letters received it was apparent that he carried this good fellowship into the army as he was most popular with this comrades of the forces. The last letters received from Private Mooney were written in Crete just after the Greek campaign and before the attack on the island had commenced. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 15. B. 18. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 127 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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