LEAH, Henry Lawson
(Service number 12209)

Aliases Lawson
First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date 15 January 1894 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 22 Le Cren Street, Timaru
Occupation Draper's assistant
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin J. A. LEAH (father), 22 Le Cren Street, Timaru
Religion Wesleyan
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 3rd Reinforcements to 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 6 May 1916
Transport Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, A Company

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Date Reason

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Post-war Occupations


Date 29 March 1918 Age 24 yrs
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Euston Road Cemetery,Colincamps, Somme, France. Memorial on parents headstone, Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference III. D. 1.. Timaru Cemetery - General Section, Row 48, Plot 201
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Henry Lawson LEAH, known as Lawson, was the youngest son of Joseph Andrew and Martha Jane LEAH, of Timaru. He was educated at Timaru Main School, On leaving school, Lawson joined the staff of Messrs J. Ballantyne and Co., where he remained until he enlisted at the age of 21. His brother William Frederick LEAH (Fred) was called up. Lawson was a prominent member of the Star Football Club, secretary for the Timaru Pigeon Club. . . .


Cenotaph Database [07 May 2014]; CWGC [09 August 2014]; Headstone image Timaru Cemetery (Timaru District Council) [09 August 2014]

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