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Full Name
Leslie Clarence Herbert
Rank Last Held
Lance Corporal
Forename(s)
Leslie Clarence
Surname
Herbert
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
7935
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farm labourer
Next of Kin
Mr W.G. Herbert (father), PO Box 43, Morrinsville, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Box 43, Morrinsville, New Zealand
Military District
Greymouth
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit
20 Canterbury and Otago Battalion
Embarkation Date
5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation
Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Vessel
Dunera
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 80
Campaigns
Crete
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
22 May 1941
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference
12. E. 15.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Leslie Herbert was the son of William and Isobel May Herbert, of Waiuku, Auckland.
Sources Used
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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