THOUMINE, Leonard Stuart
(Service number 10406)

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Date 27 September 1894 Place of Birth Near Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Kaponga
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Peter THOUMINE (father), Kaponga, Taranaki
Religion Methodist
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 12th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, J Company
Date 6 May 1916
Transport Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
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Date 8 April 1968 Age 73 years
Place of Death Kaponga
Memorial or Cemetery Kaponga Cemetery
Memorial Reference Methodist Section, Block E, Row 3, Old Plot 119
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Leonard Stuart Thoumine, possibly known as Leon, was the fourth son of Peter and Louisa (née Bryan) Thoumine. His grandfather (Peter Thoumine) had come from Guernsey, Channel Islands, to New Zealand and married in 1862 at Timaru. He was accidentally shot in June 1869 while pig-hunting at Otaio Station. Born on 27 September 1894 near Timaru, he was educated at Masterton School, the family having moved north when Leonard was just two years old. Leonard embarked with his brother David in 1916 and may well have been with him when he was killed in action five months later. Leonard married Evelyn Flo Myhill in 1923 at Kaponga, she surviving him. Two of his brothers – Lawrence Cecil Thoumine (Cecil) and David Edward Thoumine – served in World War I, David being killed in action in 1916 at the Somme; and his oldest brother, Peter, enlisted in 1918. His cousin, Francis Cecil Rogers, also served, and Arthur David Rogers enlisted; another cousin, Horace James Prattley, was killed in action in 1916 (the same day as David Thoumine) at the Somme. Both his parents died at Kaponga, Louisa in 1909 and Peter in 1927, when he was remembered for his time at Temuka and Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database [06 February 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [06 February 2020]; School Admission record [06 February 2020]; Kaponga Cemetery burial record (South Taranaki District Council) [06 February 2020]; Kaponga Cemetery headstone transcription [06 February 2020]; Timaru Herald, 9 June 1869, Temuka Leader, 22 December 1927 (Papers Past) [06 February 2020

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