(Service number 8/989)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||23 March 1891||Place of Birth||Oamaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Milton|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Walter TIMBLICK, Island Stream, Maheno, Otago|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Otago Infantry Battalion|
|Date||15 October 1914|
|Transport||Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay|
|Embarked From||Port Chalmers, Dunedin||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||11 November 1949||Age||58 years|
|Place of Death||Onehunga, Auckland|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waikaraka Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Mary (née Dore) Maurice. His father who was born in France died in September 1897 at Oamaru. His mother remarried in 1907 and died in 1916. Leonard was educated at Oamaru North School, leaving in March 1905 for work. He received first prizes for Standard II writing and drawing in 1902, and Miss Allan’s special prize for writing, and first prize for Standard III drawing in 1903.
Leonard Maurice was a loom tuner, working for the Bruce Woollen Company at Milton when he enlisted on the outbreak of war. He had previously worked in the Oamaru and Timaru mills. At Timaru he had been a member of the Marine Band and the Star Football Club, and at Milton he was a member of the Milton Band. His next-of-kin was his brother-in-law, Walter Timblick.
Leonard Maurice was landed at Malta from the hospital ship Dunluce Castle on 12 August 1915, after sustaining a severe gunshot wound to the eye. In 1920 he married Elizabeth Elsie Wells. His older brother, William, also served in World War I. His sister May’s husband, John Smith Glover, was killed in action in France in 1918.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [29 September 2020]; School Admission record (Oamaru Branch NZSG) [29 September 2020]; Waikaraka Cemetery headstone transcription [29 September 2020]; Oamaru Mail, 18 December 1902, North Otago Times, 19 December 1902, 18 December 1903, Evening Star, 6 September 1915, Otago Witness, 15 September 2020 (Papers Past) [28 & 29 September 2020]
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