McLEISH, John Hassock
(Service number 6/4110)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 8 June 1885 Place of Birth Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date 17 November 1915 Age 30 years
Address at Enlistment Morven Post Office
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs M McLeish (mother), Alford Forest, Ashburton, NZ
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZEF
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 11th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 4 January 1916
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti
Embarked From Wellington, NZ Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Machine Gun Corps, No 1 Company

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 21 September 1916 Age 31 years
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause Killed in Action
Memorial or Cemetery Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Ashburton War memorial; Waimate Memorial Gate.

Biographical Notes

John McLeish was the son of Lewis Grant McLeish, of Alford Forest, Ashburton, Christchurch, NZ, and the late Margaret McLeish. Native of Murthly, Perthshire, Scotland.



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