WATERS, Leonard Albert
(Service number 15266)

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Date 12 September 1893 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 35 Aln Street, Oamaru, or 10 Terrace Gardens, Wellington
Occupation Chemist's assistant
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Frances Sopghia WATERS (mother), 421 Talbot Street, Geraldine
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 15th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 10 September 1984 Age 90 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated; ashes interred North Shore Memorial Park
Memorial Reference RSA Ash Lawn Section 2, Block B, Row D, Plot 16
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Leonard Albert Waters was the eighth and youngest son of William and Frances Sophia (née Giles) Waters. He was educated at the Geraldine District High School. An older brother George William Waters was killed in action in 1918 in France, and his brother James Waters also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [08 March 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [08 March 2020]; North Shore Memorial Park burial record (Auckland Council) [08 March 2020]

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