MANGIN, Harold Leslie
(Service number 21856)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Corporal|
|Date||2 April 1893||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Methven, Canterbury|
|Previous Military Experience||Territorial - still serving|
|Next of Kin||John Thomas MANGIN (father), Methven, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||7th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company|
|Date||21 August 1916|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||3rd NZ Rifle Brigade|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||24 March 1978||Age||84 years|
|Place of Death||Ashburton|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Methven Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Returned Services Section, Plot 27|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Harold Leslie Mangin was born on 2 April 1893 at Timaru, the third son of John Thomas and Eliza Margaret (née Hay). His mother may well have come back to Timaru from mid-Canterbury for the births of Harold and his brother Leonard in 1895. Harold was a farmer at Methven when he enlisted and named his father as next-of-kin – John Thomas Mangin, Methven. He was still serving in the Territorial force. Riflleman H. L. Mangin embarked with the 7th Reinforcements, leaving for Plymouth, England per the “Mokoia” on 21 August 1916.
Harold married Cecilia Stoba in 1921. He died on 24 March 1978 at Ashburton, aged 84 years. The council records his burial in the Returned Services Section of Methven Cemetery. He is remembered on his wife’s headstone, Cecilia having died in 1973.
His brother, John Thomas Mangin, was killed in action in 1918 in France. Several cousins served in World War One - William Francis Mangin, Orton Avena Mangin and George Stanley Mangin, Reginald James Leslie Duff and George Leslie Duff; and others connected to the family - Arnold Haswell Cartwright, George Albert Cartwright.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [15 November 2021]; NZ BDM Indexesuff george (Department of Internal Affairs); Methven Cemetery burial record (Ashburton District Council) [04 December 2021]; Methven Cemetery headstone transcription [05 December 2021]; NZ Electoral Rolls (ancestry.com,au) [05 December 2021]
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