(Service number 34598)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 28 July 1895 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Wai-iti Road, Timaru
Occupation Grocer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs GRANDI (mother), Grey Road, 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 Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements, G Company
Date 30 December 1916
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination Plymouth Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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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

Stock buyer


Date 8 November 1969 Age 74 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 51, Plot 247
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Leone Grandi, born on 28 July 1895 at Timaru, was the son of John James and Frances (née Newland) Grandi. He was educated at Timaru Main and Waimataitai schools, going out to work at the age of fourteen. L. Grandi, 34598, returned to New Zealand per the “Arawa” (Draft No. 244), reaching Lyttelton about 12 May 1919. Leone also married a Newland – Mary Ann, at St Mary’s Timaru in 1921.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 May 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 June 2020]; New Zealand Times, 29 April 1919 (Papers Past) [26 May 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch) [02 June 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [02 June 2020]

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