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John Edward Leen

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Private John Edward Leen in uniform. Supplied by family. No known copyright restrictions.

Private John Edward Leen in uniform. Supplied by family. No known copyright restrictions.

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Leen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 63354 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 October 1890 AWMM
  • Date of birth
    30 October 1890 Public - Mary Anne - Other relative - 19 September 2017 - BDM
  • Place of birth
    Gore, Southland, New Zealand Public - Mary Anne - Other relative - 17 September 2017 - family knowledge
  • Birth notes
    firstborn of seven children of Michael Leen and Johanna Leen nee Holland Public - Mary Anne - Other relative - 17 September 2017 - family knowledge
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Johanna Leen (mother), Talbot Street, East Gore, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Single/WWI AWMM
    • single Public - Mary Anne - Other relative - 17 September 2017 - family knowledge

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 63354 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 Blacksmith/Civilian 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Leen was the son of Michael and Johanna Leen, of East Gore, Southland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Jack Leen was a first cousin of my father, Tommy McNamee, and served as Best Man at the wedding of his parents, Wishie and Bridget, in Gore in January 1907 with the bride being Jack's aunt, and he a lad of sixteen at the time. Just five days after Jack's death, another cousin, Peter Millane, also fell in France. Both also commemorated on parents' headstones in Gore and on find-a-grave memorials. Their bravery will long be remembered and their absence keenly felt for many generations. R.I.P.
    Public - Mary Anne - Other relative - 17 September 2017
  • Jack Leen as he was known to his family was my father (Charlie Haggarts) uncle. He was Kathleen Haggarts (nee Leen) brother. She was my grandmother. I have a photo of him in his army uniform which was handed down to me and it hung in my grandmothers house. I wanted to acknowledge his scarifice and the huge impact his death would have had on his family and friends. We will remember him. Ross Haggart ( relative)
    Public - Ross - Other Relative - 5 April 2015

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      75: 26 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
    • 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. 5: Includes portrait AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
19 September 2017Mary AnneWest AucklandOther relative
05 April 2015RossCHCHOther Relative
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