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Leslie Cyril Ellsworth Malt



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Cyril Ellsworth AWMM
  • Surname
    Malt AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    27159 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 February 1904 AWMM AWMM
    England AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Care of F. Smith, Katikati AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1944 AWMM C/o F. Smith, Katikati AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs. I.M. Malt, care of Mrs. Cole, Selwyn St., Tauranga (wife) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. I.M. Malt, c/o Mrs. Cole, Selwyn St., Tauranga (w) AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      DSO citation: "As commander of 5 New Zealand Field Park Company, Major Malt has carried out his duties at all times with distinction. His working during the operations from the Senio to the Piave has been of the highest order. The organising and assembling of the stores and bridging trains for the six assault bridges across the Senio, in some cases in the face of very serious enemy interference, was no small task, but under the personal supervision of Major Malt the considerable amount of bridging equipment was delivered to the respective sites without delay or hindrance .... Major Malt was at all times an example and an inspiration to all about him. He contributed in very considerable measure to the success of the many bridging tasks throughout the recent operations." (NZ Gazette, 30 April 1946) AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Africa Star AWMM
    • Italy Star AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Joined 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF) as a Lieutenant with the 13 Railway Construction Company, New Zealand Engineers (NZE).

    Transferred to 19 Army Troop Company, NZE in 1941.

    Promoted to Captain and appointed second-in-command (2IC) of 19 Army Troop Company in 1942.

    Promoted to Major and appointed Officer Commanding (OC) of 5 Field Park Company, NZE, in October 1944.

    Transferred to 8 Field Park Company, NZE, in 1945.

    Retired on 29 May 1946. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    5 May 1976 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.314 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.81 AWMM
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