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Full Name: James Alexander Leslie
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): James Alexander
Surname: Leslie
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 14444
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Student
Next of Kin: D.K.A. Leslie (father), Lynton Avenue, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 14th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company
Embarkation Date: 26 June 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 34
Page on Nominal Roll: 4
Last Unit Served: Auckland Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 16 November 1916
Age at Death: 18
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Cemetery Name: Estaires Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Reference: III. I. 14.
Memorial Name:
  • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand
  • Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool, Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Onehunga Arch of Remembrance, Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
Obituary: Obituary: Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1917.
Biographical Notes:
  • James Leslie was the son of David K. A. Leslie, of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • His brother, Roy Leslie (2/577), also died in World War 1.
  • Attended Auckland Grammar School.
Description of Image:
  • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, Panel 1, bronze plaque, names Hardie - Lynch (Photo P. Baker 2008)
  • Name panel, World War II, detail of Honour Roll, Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool (photo John Halpin, March 2012)
  • Honour Roll, World War I and World War II, Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool (photo John Halpin March 2012)
  • Dedication panel, World War I and World War II, Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool (photo John Halpin, March 2012)
  • Sign, Auckland Council, Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool (photo John Halpin, March 2012)
  • View from Quadrant Road, Onehunga Arch of Remembrance, Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand (photo John Halpin, March 2012)
  • Dedication tablet, Onehunga Arch of Remembrance, Jellicoe Park (photo John Halpin, March 2012)
  • Name tablet, Onehunga Arch of Remembrance, Jellicoe Park (photo John Halpin, March 2012)
  • View from inside Jellicoe Park of Onehunga Arch of Remembrance, Jellicoe Park (photo John Halpin, March 2012)
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References:
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Auckland Grammar School chronicle. [1913-]. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School.
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