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Full Name: Roy John Leslie
Rank Last Held: Corporal
Forename(s): Roy John
Surname: Leslie
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 2/577
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Driver
Next of Kin: Mrs D. Leslie, Lynton Avenue, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Lynton Avenue, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Field Artillery
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Limerick or Arawa
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 414
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Field Artillery
Place of Death: On board the NZHS Maheno, Papeete, Tahiti, en route to New Zealand
Date of Death: 5 September 1917
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Tiperui Communal Cemetery, Papeete, Taihiti, Society Islands
Grave Reference: Mil. Allotment. Row 1. Block 5. Grave 164.
Memorial Name:
  • 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
Biographical Notes:
  • Roy Leslie was the son of David Kirkwood Anderson and Rose Ann Leslie, of "Tahiti," Lynton Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand. Born at Hawera, New Zealand.
  • His brother, James Leslie (14444), also died in World War 1.
Description of Image:
  • Grave, Tiperui Communal Cemetery of Sergeant Roy Leslie appeared in the Weekly News, 3 January 1918. The caption read: 'New Zealander's Grave well cared for at Papeete: The resting place of the late Sergeant Roy J. Leslie of Auckland. The late Sergeant R.J. Leslie died on a hospital ship coming to New Zealand, and was buried at Papeete. The Governor of Tahiti took a great interest in the case, and besides giving the plot for interment, went to the trouble and expense of erecting a suitable monument over the grave.'
  • Grave, Tiperui Communal Cemetery c2007
  • Grave, Tiperui Communal Cemetery with New Zealand flag, c2007
  • Graves, Tiperui Communal Cemetery, front Leslie (2/577), Furhstrom (Australia) & back left rear Tierney (12/2859) graves. The official ANZAC CWGC graves are draped in flags, while the Tierney granite headstone can be seen to the back left and rear of Sgt Lewis grave. c2007
  • 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)
Additional Information: A commemorative ceremony has been held each ANZAC Day from about 2005 with New Zealand's Honorary Consulate, Australian Consulate and the French Armed Forces.
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: http://www.cwgc.org
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