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Record detail

Full Name
Roy John Leslie
Rank Last Held
Corporal
Forename(s)
Roy John
Surname
Leslie
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
2/577
Gender
Male
Place of Birth
Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Driver
Next of Kin
Mrs D. Leslie, Lynton Avenue, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Lynton Avenue, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District
Auckland
Body on Embarkation
Main Body
Embarkation Unit
Field Artillery
Embarkation Date
16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Limerick or Arawa
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
414
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Field Artillery
Place of Death
On board the NZHS Maheno, Papeete, Tahiti, en route to New Zealand
Date of Death
5 September 1917
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Tiperui Communal Cemetery, Papeete, Taihiti, Society Islands
Grave Reference
Mil. Allotment. Row 1. Block 5. Grave 164.
Memorial Name
  • Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool, Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Onehunga Arch of Remembrance, Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
  • 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.
Description of Image
  • 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.'
  • Grave, Tiperui Communal Cemetery c2007
  • Grave, Tiperui Communal Cemetery with New Zealand flag, c2007
  • Graves, Tiperui Communal Cemetery, front Leslie (2/577), Furhstrom (Australia) & back left rear Tierney (12/2859) graves. The official ANZAC CWGC graves are draped in flags, while the Tierney granite headstone can be seen to the back left and rear of Sgt Lewis grave. c2007
  • Name panel, World War II, detail of Honour Roll, Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool (photo John Halpin, March 2012)
  • Honour Roll, World War I and World War II, Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool (photo John Halpin March 2012)
  • Dedication panel, World War I and World War II, Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool (photo John Halpin, March 2012)
  • Sign, Auckland Council, Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool (photo John Halpin, March 2012)
  • View from Quadrant Road, Onehunga Arch of Remembrance, Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand (photo John Halpin, March 2012)
  • Dedication tablet, Onehunga Arch of Remembrance, Jellicoe Park (photo John Halpin, March 2012)
  • Name tablet, Onehunga Arch of Remembrance, Jellicoe Park (photo John Halpin, March 2012)
  • View from inside Jellicoe Park of Onehunga Arch of Remembrance, Jellicoe Park (photo John Halpin, March 2012)
Additional Information
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.
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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