(Service number 2/1831)

First Rank Gunner Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date 15 Aug 1914-31 Dec 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment 18 Dee St, Timaru
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Sarah Bottoms (mother), Hadfield, near Manchester, England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 5th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Field Artillery
Date 13 June 1915
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Field Artillery

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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 27 November 1918 Age
Place of Death England
Memorial or Cemetery Glossop Cemetery, Derbyshire, England
Memorial Reference B. 5143 (U)
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Len was originally from Padfield in Derbyshire UK, where he worked as a farm labourer and also a cotton piecer in his local cotton mill. He emigrated to New Zealand, coming to Timaru where he worked for S Knox. He fought at Gallipoli, but was injured a and sent back to the UK. He was subsequently discharged in 1916 (in England) due to ill health and went on to marry a girl called Martha and is buried in Glossop cemetery. Before emigrating to New Zealand had also served as a member of the British Army.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (August 2014); SCRoll web submission from J Smith, 30 December 2015 & 3 January 2016

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Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG

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