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Full Name
Douglas Farquharson Leckie
Rank Last Held
Colonel
Forename(s)
Douglas Farquharson
Surname
Leckie
War
  • World War I, 1914-1918
  • World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
18399
Date of Birth
9 June 1897
Place of Birth
Dunedin, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Trooper
Occupation before Enlistment
  • Sawmiller
  • School Teacher
Next of Kin
William Gunn Leckie (father), South Wyndham, Southland, New Zealand
Military District
Invercargill
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
20th Reinforcements New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade
Embarkation Date
14 December 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Moeraki 14 December 1916
Vessel
Moeraki
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
48
Page on Nominal Roll
2
Campaigns
Middle East
Military Awards
  • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
  • Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Efficiency Decoration (ED)
Wounds and Diseases
Wounded on the 25 May 1941
Last Unit Served
23 Infantry Battalion
Biographical Notes
  • Served inWWI in Canterbury Mounted Rifle Regiment, Anzac Mounted Division from 1916-1919.
  • In WWII Leckie was Commanding Officer of the 23rd Battalion from August 1940 until March 1941, and from May 1941 until June 1942. He also commmanded 75 Sub -Area in the Middle East from August 1942 until March 1944.
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News, awarded as OBE (mil)
Additional Information
Moerakithen transfer to Mooltan at Sydney for Suez.
Sources Used
Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917

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