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Roy John Leslie

Grave, Tiperui Communal Cemetery of Sergeant Roy Leslie appeared in the Weekly News, 3 January 1918. The caption read: 'New Zealander's Grave well cared for at Papeete: The resting place of the late Sergeant Roy J. Leslie of Auckland. The late Sergeant R.J. Leslie died on a hospital ship coming to New Zealand, and was buried at Papeete. The Governor of Tahiti took a great interest in the case, and besides giving the plot for interment, went to the trouble and expense of erecting a suitable monument over the grave.' - No known copyright restrictions

Grave, Tiperui Communal Cemetery of Sergeant Roy Leslie appeared in the Weekly News, 3 January 1918. …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roy John AWMM
  • Surname
    Leslie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/577 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Lynton Avenue, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs D. Leslie, Lynton Avenue, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/577 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 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    gunshot wound to chest and pulmonary tuberculosis. AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Roy Leslie was the son of David Kirkwood Anderson and Rose Ann Leslie, of "Tahiti," Lynton Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand. Born at Hawera, New Zealand.

    His brother, James Leslie (14444), also died in World War 1.

    A commemorative ceremony has been held each Anzac Day from about 2005 with New Zealand's Honorary Consulate, Australian Consulate and the French Armed Forces. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    5 September 1917 Military Personnel file
    Age 23 AWMM
    PapeeteTahiti Military Personnel file
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tiperui Communal Cemetery, Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands AWMM Mil. Allotment. Row 1. Block 5. Grave 164. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    • 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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