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Full Name
Leonard James Cress
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Leonard James
Surname
Cress
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
10/2567
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Next of Kin
J. Cress (father), 131 Ghuznee Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Albion Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand
Military District
Wellington
Body on Embarkation
6th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
14 August 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Willochra or Tofua
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
161
Last Unit Served
Wellington Infantry Regiment
Place of Death
France
Date of Death
17 September 1916
Age at Death
22
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Memorial Name
Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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