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Leonard Thomas Daniell

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 173. The first two entries on this page represent the one person. Jack Daniel served first in Samoa, and reenlisted the following year. - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 173. The first two entries on this page represent the one person. Jack Dan …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leonard Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Daniell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23/1029 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 April 1888 AWMM MastertonWairarapa AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 28 May 1915 AWMM Wairere, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    C.E. Daniell (father), Mathon Lodge, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • Le Quesnoy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/1029 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) AWMM
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      Citation for Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM): "(France Nov 1917-Mar 1918). For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has shown untiring energy in performing the responsible duties of his position, and in action his fine courage and resource have been examples to the men. On one occasion, when all the runners had become casualties, he himself, though wounded, collected the reports from three companies and brought them to headquarters, and then devoted himself to assisting and attending the wounded. In difficult trench-work, when the company was short of experienced officers, his ability and initiative were of the greatest service." (London Gazette, 3 June 1918) AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 28 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Wounded on three occasions: 2 October 1916, 12 October 1917, and 2 February 1918. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • Inter War 30 September 1920 AWMM
      Relinquished commission in the Reserves AWMM
      Sergeant Major AWMM
      New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM
    • 2nd lieutenant Public - david - Child - 2 July 2015 - Military Personnel file

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Leonard Daniell was the son of C.E. Daniell. In 1924 he married Constance Free the daughter of S.L.P. Free. They had five sons and one daughter (Family Source May 2015).

    Daniell was educated at Wellington College.

    He served for four years with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, receiving the DCM for his actions in France. He was Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 3 February 1919, and returned to New Zealand on 25 April 1919. He was posted to Reserves on 22 May 1919, and relinquished his commission in 1920. He later received the CBE.

    He served as Masterton County Clerk for six years, and then with the Wellington Land Board. He was an active member of the Farmers' Union and wrote many articles on farm economics. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    22 December 1974 AWMM
    Age 86 AWMM
    MastertonWairarapa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • Taylor, A. (1998). The New Zealand roll of honour : New Zealanders who have served their country in peace and war : 150 years, 1845-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Roll of Honour Publications. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 173 AWMM
    • Who's who in New Zealand (1951-1991). Wellington, N.Z. ; Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
    • Taylor, A. (1998). The New Zealand roll of honour : New Zealanders who have served their country in peace and war : 150 years, 1845-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Roll of Honour Publications. AWMM
      Taylor, A. (1998). p. 307 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
    • The Le Quesnoy Campaign research was undertaken by the New Zealand Society of Genealogists as part of the development of New Zealand Liberation Museum - Te Arawhata (Le Quesnoy France). This research project was led by CJ Barbour (NZSG), BI Silvester, HH Farrant (NZMHS) with the support of NZSG volunteers (2022). The individuals included in this research data set were verified as serving in Le Quesnoy. AWMM


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17 January 2017MichelleMasterton, New ZealandResearcher
02 July 2015davidAucklandChild

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