SMITH, Leonard Gordon
(Service number N/N)
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|Date||28 March 1888||Place of Birth||New Zealand|
|Address at Enlistment||Hadlow Road, Rycho Delivery, Timaru|
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|Marital Status||Married. One child|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Sarah SMITH (wife), Hadlow Road, Tycho Delivery, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||3 May 1966||Age||78 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 141, Plot 388|
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Leonard Gordon Smith was the son of Scottish-born James and Annie Philp Smith. He was educated at Knapdale School in Southland and then Claremont and Opihi schools in South Canterbury. He married Sarah Clarke Marshall on 4 November 1915 at Tycho. Their son James Marshall Smith was born on 10 October 1916 at Timaru.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 November 2017]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [14 November 2017]; school Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [14 November 2017]
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