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Full Name: Leslie Clarence Herbert
Rank Last Held: Lance Corporal
Forename(s): Leslie Clarence
Surname: Herbert
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 7935
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm labourer
Next of Kin: Mr W.G. Herbert (father), PO Box 43, Morrinsville, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Box 43, Morrinsville, New Zealand
Military District: Greymouth
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Canterbury and Otago Battalion
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Vessel: Dunera
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 80
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 22 May 1941
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference: 12. E. 15.
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes: Leslie Herbert was the son of William and Isobel May Herbert, of Waiuku, Auckland.
Sources Used:
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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