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Full Name: Gunn Leckie
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Gunn
Surname: Leckie
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8289
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm Hand
Next of Kin: Mrs H.F. Leckie (mother), Lorne Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: C/o 'Cotswolds', Te Tipua, Gore, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 102
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 1 December 1941
Age at Death: 34
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 6. G. 6.
Biographical Notes: Son of William Gunn Leckie and of Helen Cameron Leckie (nee Farquharson), of Dunedin, Otago
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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