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Leonard Frank Broad

Portrait, WW1 Leonard Frank Broad (2/1504) (kindly provided by his son) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, WW1 Leonard Frank Broad (2/1504) (kindly provided by his son) - This image may be subject …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leonard Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Broad AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 2/1504 AWMM
    • 3/18/565 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 December 1894 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Cosy Dell, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Alfred Carter Broad (father), Willard, Cosy Dell, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single/WWI 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
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  • 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
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Son of Martha Broad and Alfred Carter Broad. Husband of Gladys Tui Broad (nee Green).

    His son writes that his father "wrote a remarkable war diary throughout his time at Gallipoli and the Western Front. This is typed in a large bound volume, entitled “Diary – Gunner L.F.Broad” and is held at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin.

    During WW2 he served in a volunteer unit during the 2nd World War, but it was not the Home Guard, he was in the National Reserve Battalion from 1940-41, seemingly a volunteer unit for older but fit personnel, and his Army No was 3/18/565. I have not found much information at all about this unit."

    Promoted to Bombardier in 10 December 1916, then reverted to Gunner at own request 7 March 1917. Source: Military Personnel File. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1978 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 79 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM


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