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Gerald Leahy

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

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gerald AWMM
  • Surname
    Leahy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1603 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 May 1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Rangiora, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    M. Leahy (father), Oxford, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1603 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 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 Bn, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.
    Admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 12 July 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to 15th Stationary Hospital, 23 July 1915; to Hospital, Malta, 31 July 1915 (enteric); to All Saints' Hospital, Malta, 11 August 1915; to 5th Northern General Hospital, Leicester, 24 September 1915; to NZ Base Depot, Grey Towers, 13 January 1916.
    Taken on strength, 2nd Brigade Training Bn, Sling Camp, 24 August 1915.
    Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 1 February 1917; Temporary Company Sergeant Major, 30 March 1917.
    Promoted Sergeant, 30 March 1917.
    Granted temporary rank of WO Class II, and temporarily appointed Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, 1 January 1918.
    Admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth, 28 March 1918 (to see aural specialist); discharged from hospital, 1 April 1918.
    Posted to 5th Officer Cadet Bn, Cambridge, 7 June 1918.
    Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 12 December 1918.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Tilbury on board SS 'Arawa', 1 April 1919; discharged, 12 June 1919.
    Total war service: 4 years 176 days (of which 4 years 90 days were abroad) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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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: 409 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
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