WORTHINGTON, Leonard Edward John
(Service number 17/221)

First Rank (1) Trooper; (2) Rifleman Last Rank


Date 25 February 1875 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 25 Onslow Street, Christchurch
Occupation Shearer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin R. WORTHINGTON (father), 25 Onslow Street, St Albans, Christchurch
Religion Church of England
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation (1) New Zealand Veterinary Corps; (2) New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship (1) 2nd Reinforcements; (2) 9th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date (1) 14 December 1914; (2) 16 October 1916
Transport (1) Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter; (2) Willochra
Embarked From (1) Wellington Destination
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 13 January 1948 Age 75 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Waddington Cemetery, Canterbury
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Leonard Edward John Worthington was the second son of Robert and Catherine (née Jaggar) Worthington. He was educated at Temuka School. He also served in the South African War.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 November 2017]; Timaru Herald, 19 September 1916 (Papers Past)

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