SMITH, Leonard Gordon
(Service number N/N)

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Date 28 March 1888 Place of Birth New Zealand

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment Hadlow Road, Rycho Delivery, Timaru
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs Sarah SMITH (wife), Hadlow Road, Tycho Delivery, Timaru
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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
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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