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Full Name
Leslie William Chalcraft
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Leslie William
Surname
Chalcraft
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
802299
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Ploughman
Next of Kin
Mrs Lottie Elizabeth Chalcraft (mother), Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Gisborne, New Zealand
Military District
Gisborne
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 11th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Embarkation Date
21 February 1944 or 31 March 1944
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Mooltan or Willem Ruys
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 13
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 23
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
24 July 1944
Age at Death
21
Year of Death
1944
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Florence War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
VII. F. 13.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Son of Frederick George and Lottie Elizabeth Chalcraft, of Chertsey, Surrey, England
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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