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Full Name: Leopold Busby
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Leopold
Surname: Busby
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 801608
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm hand
Next of Kin: Mrs L. Busby (mother), Herekino, Far North, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: c/o S. Busby, Pukepoto, New Zealand
Military District: Kaitaia
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: 28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 14
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 16
Campaigns: Italy
Last Unit Served: 28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 10 April 1945
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1945
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Faenza War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference: IV. G. 8.
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes: Son of Simon and Lizzie Busby, of Kaitaia.
Description of Image: Portrait, Weekly News
Further References:
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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