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Full Name: Leonard James Cress
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Leonard James
Surname: Cress
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 10/2567
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: J. Cress (father), 131 Ghuznee Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Albion Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 6th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 14 August 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 161
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Regiment
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 17 September 1916
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Memorial Name: Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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