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Full Name
Leonard Johns Billett
Rank Last Held
  • Private
  • Trooper
Forename(s)
Leonard Johns
Surname
Billett
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
  • 1/570
  • 1/530
  • 13/2531
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
29 June 1894
Place of Birth
Australia
Religion
Congregational
First Known Rank
  • Private
  • Trooper
Occupation before Enlistment
  • Sailor
  • Seaman
Next of Kin
  • Lizzie Brown (fiancee), 26 Cook Street, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mrs Janet Christina Barbara Billett (wife), care of Mrs R.J. Morris, York Street, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
  • Single
  • Married, 1 child
Enlistment Address
  • 81 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Hamilton House, Grey Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment Date
  • August 1914
  • 12 December 1916
Military District
  • Auckland
  • Auckland
Body on Embarkation
  • Samoan Advance Party
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
  • 3rd (Auckland) Regiment
  • 22nd Reinforcements Mounted Rifles Brigade
Embarkation Date
  • 15 August 1914
  • 15 February 1917
Place of Embarkation
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
  • Moeraki or Monowai
  • Moeraki
Destination
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Footnotes
  • Born in Australia.
  • Ex Samoan Advance.
Nominal Roll Number
  • Vol1
  • 54
Page on Nominal Roll
  • 55
  • 1
Campaigns
  • Samoa 1914, 1915
  • Egypt 1917, 1918
Military Awards
  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
  • Victory Medal
Wounds and Diseases
  • Dysentery
  • Malaria
  • Pneumonia
Discharge Date
  • 15 April 1915
  • 1919
Last Unit Served
Samoan Expeditionary Force, 3rd Regiment
Reason for Discharge
  • Discharged at own request
  • Discharged on account of illness contracted on active service
Place of Death
Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Date of Death
18 March 1924
Age at Death
28
Year of Death
1924
Cause of Death
Death due to war service, tuberculosis and cardiac failure
Cemetery Name
St Ninian's Churchyard Cemetery, St Georges Road, Avondale, Auckland
Grave Reference
Area C Lot 24
Biographical Notes
Husband of Janet Christina Barbara Billett (nee Nicholson), married 1916. Father of Thelma Lily Billett born 1914.
Additional Information
Moerakithen transfer to Boora at Melbourne for Suez.
Archives NZ source
Military personnel file
Sources Used

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