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Full Name: Leonard Hendle
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): Leonard
Surname: Hendle
Also Known As: Henry
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 2/49
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Bombardier
Next of Kin: William Hendle (father), Kaiwarra, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Kaiwarra, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation:
  • Samoan Advance Party
  • 5th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Field Artillery
Embarkation Date:
  • 15 August 1914
  • 13 June 1915
Place of Embarkation:
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Moeraki or Monowai
  • Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Suez, Egypt (24 July - 6 August 1915)
Page on Nominal Roll: 323
  • Samoa
  • Gallipoli
  • Western Front
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Field Artillery, 6th Battery
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 10 April 1918
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Reference: IX. P. 6.
Biographical Notes: Leonard Hendle was the son of William and Eliza Hendle, of Pickering Terrace, Kaiwarra, Wellington, New Zealand; husband of Eliza Agnes Hendle, of 1 Pickering Terrace, Kaiwarra, Wellington. Also served on Gallipoli and in Samoa.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
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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