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James Alexander Leslie

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Portrait of J. A. Leslie. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1917, v.5, n.1. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of J. A. Leslie. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1917, v.5, n.1. Image has no known copy …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Leslie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14444 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 July 1895 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 D.K.A. Leslie (father), Lynton Avenue, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14444 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 Student/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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    He had over 80 Minenwerfer shell fragments embedded in his body from a shell explosion. Information from Greg G. M. Mitchell, who was wounded at the same time. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Leslie was the son of David K. A. Leslie, of Auckland, New Zealand.

    Attended Auckland Grammar School.

    His brother, Roy Leslie (2/577), also died in World War 1. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 November 1916 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Estaires Communal Cemetery, Nord, France AWMM III. I. 14. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1917. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool, Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Onehunga Arch of Remembrance, Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Mt Roskill War Memorial, War Memorial Park, 13 May Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • Unpublished papers: family papers. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      34: 4 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obitaury: 1917, Second term. pp.16-17 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 Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM
    • Sloane, K. (2014) Living With High Explosives, The 1st NZ Light Trench Mortar Battery, 1916-1918. Public - Keith - Researcher - 11 March 2015 - Military History

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07 April 2017AllanRotoruaResearcher
11 March 2015KeithNZResearcher

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