LESLIE, George William
(Service number 48972)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 20 November 1896 Place of Birth Lawrence, Otago

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment North Street W, Timaru
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs W. J. LESLIE (mother), Upper North Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

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 26th Reinforcements, G Company (part)
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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

Branch manager


Date 4 April 1944 Age 47 years
Place of Death Fairlie
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 49, Plot 103
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George William Leslie was the eldest of the four sons of William James and Louisa Beaumont Worley (née Liston) Leslie. When he enlisted he was a clerk for CFCA. He returned to New Zealand in March 1919 per the "Athenic". George married Williamina Vera Cowie in 1925.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 March 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 March 2019]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [17 March 2019]; Sun, 8 March 1919 (Papers Past) [11 March 2019]

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