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Leonard William Manning

The Roll of Honour for those who served in Bosnia, Kuwait, East Timor, and Afghanistan. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Unveiled on 30 June 2019. No known copyright restrictions.

The Roll of Honour for those who served in Bosnia, Kuwait, East Timor, and Afghanistan. Auckland War …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leonard William AWMM
  • Surname
    Manning AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    A997234 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 August 1975 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM


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
    Peacekeeping 21 January 1997 AWMM Soldier/Military AWMM
  • 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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on active peacekeeping service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Killed by two shots (one to the head and one to the shoulder) when his patrol found itself in a confrontation with a militia group

    Private Manning's parents, Mrs Linda Manning and Mr Charlie Manning of Putaruru, received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003

    On 25 July 2000 the New Zealand Government released the following media statement: Death of Private Leonard Manning in East Timor. Prime Minister Helen Clark today extended her sympathy and deepest condolences to the family of Private Leonard Manning, who was killed yesterday in a gun battle with bandits in East Timor.

    "I am saddened by the death of Private Manning and my thoughts are with his family at this terrible time. Private Manning's death highlights the dangers of the work being performed by our troops in East Timor. The problems facing the world's newest nation are enormous ones. Its people are impoverished, the country has little or no infrastructure and as yesterday's tragic events have shown the peace that exists in East Timor following the end of Indonesian occupation least year is still a precarious one. New Zealand willingly volunteered to help East Timor through its transition to independence but tragically one of our young soldiers has paid with his life".

    Last night New Zealand's ambassador in Bangkok received calls from Sergio de Mello, the UN special representative, and Xanana Gusmao, the East Timorese leader, expressing their sadness on hearing of Private Manning's death.

    "Private Manning's legacy will be the role he played in UNTAET's essential work in bringing stability to East Timor," Helen Clark said.

    Leonard Manning Memorial scholarship. The scholarships are funded by the East Timor School Trust, established by Charlie and Linda Manning, the parents of Private Leonard Manning. Private Leonard Manning was killed in action Cova Lima in 2000 while serving with New Zealand Battalion 2. The scholarships assist selected Cova Lima students with their fees and living costs during their second and third years of technical training courses at the school AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    24 July 2000 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    SuaiEast Timor AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rangiriri Cemetery, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Defence Force, 28 July 2000 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum AWMM

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  • Travel safe and rest easy my friend.
    Public - Chowny - Friend - 13 January 2021
  • Len, we love you and miss you always xox
    Public - Sheryl Foulis - Other relative - 2 August 2017
  • Thinking of you always, but especially tomorrow mate - just like every April 25th.
    Public - Marcus - Comrade - 25 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 October 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
13 January 2021ChownyTe KauwhataFriend
25 April 2020ShelleyMorrinsville Other relative
02 August 2017Sheryl FoulisWaiuku New Zealand Other relative
25 April 2015MarcusAustraliaComrade

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