BROWN, Leonard Nathaniel
(Service number 63257)

Aliases Nat
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 5 July 1888 Place of Birth NZ

Enlistment Information

Date 21 June 1917 Age 29 years
Address at Enlistment Arundel
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. BROWN (brother), Arundel, Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 9 inches. Weight 158 lbs. Chest measurement 36-39 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated (right). Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Class A.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 32nd Reinforcements, E Company
Date 21 November 1917
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
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 9 February 1919 Reason On the termination of his period of engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 17 June 1957 Age 69 years
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 18 June 1957
Memorial or Cemetery Woodbury Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Leonard Nathaniel Brown was the son of Andrew and Eliza (née Gale) Brown, of Arundel. His future brother-in-law, Harold William Turner also served in World War One.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [07 December 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives New Zealand ref. AABK 18805 W5530 0019117) [15 January 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [15 December 2016]; Timaru Herald, 18 June 1957 (Timaru District Library) [07 December 2016]; Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) [16 December 2016]

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