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Herbert Leah

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 409 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 409 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Leah AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1537 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 March 1872 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra WoodlandsSouthland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 34 Harrington Street, Port Chalmers, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    H. Leah (father), Bellevue, Hewels Field, Saint Brivals, Gloucester, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1537 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 OtagoNew Zealand 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 10.75" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      143 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England
    Joined unit, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.
    Admitted to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 9 October 1915 (septic throat); discharged (?); readmitted, 28 October 1915 (diptheria); transferred to England, 25 November 1915, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 5 December 1915; taken on strength, NZ Command Depot, Codford (date illegible).
    Posted to 1st Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, Sling Camp, 10 August 1916.
    Appointed Temporary Corporal, 23 August 1916.
    Marched out to 2nd Brigade Brigade Training Bn, Sling, 26 August 1916.
    Appointed Temporary Provost Sergeant, 11 November 1916; relinquished temporary appointment, 12 December 1916.
    Confirmed in rank of Sergeant, having completed 3 months in the training cadre, 4 November 1916 [this date appears to be incorrect].
    Appointed Temporary Company Sergeant Major on strength, Reserve Bn, Wellington Infantry Regiment.
    Transferred to 3rd Reserve Bn, Wellington Infantry Regiment, 9 May 1918.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Plymouth on board HMNZT 'Briton', 24 November 1918; discharged, 26 February 1919.
    Total war service: 4 years 74 days (of which 3 years 349 days were abroad) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    14 August 1946 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
    Age 74 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Port Chalmers RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 1, Plot 4 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 409 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. 3: Includes portrait AWMM

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