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Ivan Lewis Leeks

Photograph of Pte. Ivan L. Leeks. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 17 August 1916 p040. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19160817-40-13. No known copyright

Photograph of Pte. Ivan L. Leeks. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 17 August 19 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ivan Lewis AWMM
  • Surname
    Leeks AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/2441 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 May 1893 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Gladstone House, Marton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    E.L. Leeks (father), Ohingaiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/2441 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 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew 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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Private Ivan Leeks was the son of Edward Lowry and Minnie Leeks, of Palmerston North, New Zealand.
      He served at Gallipoli along side his brothers Private Osric Harold Leeks (1894-1915) and Private Cedric William Leeks (1896-1915) both of whom died of wounds sustained in battle. Pte Ivan Leeks later died in the Somme, France. AWMM
    • Brother of Private Osric Harold Leeks (1894-1915) : NZEF Service # 8/835; Otago Regiment - died of wounds - 5 September 1915 - at sea whilst being medically evacuated from Gallipoli and also brother of Private Cedric Williams Leeks (1896-1915) : NZEF Service # 10/1882; Wellington Infantry Regiment - who was killed in action 8 August 1915 at Gallipoli - aged 19 years. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 4 February 2018 - Military Files of Privates Osric & Cedric Leeks : AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    14 July 1916 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France AWMM I. D. 23. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. AWMM
      Unpublished papers: family papers 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: 412 AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 July 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
04 February 2018JeniferWairarapaResearcher
02 March 2017AllanRotoruaResearcher

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