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Leslie Rotorua Darrow

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1/4 portrait of Sergeant Leslie Rotorua Darrow, Reg No 12/920, of the 3rd (Auckland) Regiment, Auckland Infantry Battalion. Killed in action at Gallipoli 10 Aug 1915. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1915). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-D357. No known copyright.

1/4 portrait of Sergeant Leslie Rotorua Darrow, Reg No 12/920, of the 3rd (Auckland) Regiment, Auckl …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Rotorua AWMM
  • Surname
    Darrow AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/920 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 July 1893 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra TararuFirth of Thames Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Schoolhouse, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Harry Alexander Darrow (brother), Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/920 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
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      144 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Auckland Grammar School.

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland).

    Promoted Sergeant, 22 January 1915.
    Killed in action, 10 August 1915.

    Parents: the late James and Clara Darrow, Thames AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1915. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial tablet and font, WW1, St Judes (Anglican) Church, St Jude Street, Avondale, Auckland AWMM
    • All Saints Church, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby Auckland 1011 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • listed on the WWI memorial plaque in St Matthew in the City Public - Helen - 11 October 2018 - Church memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 174 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1915, Third term. pp.10-11 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1915. AWMM
    • A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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