MANGIN, Harold Leslie
(Service number 21856)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Corporal


Date 2 April 1893 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Methven, Canterbury
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience Territorial - still serving
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John Thomas MANGIN (father), Methven, Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
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 7th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 21 August 1916
Transport Mokoia
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

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Post-war Occupations



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

Biographical Notes

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 (,au) [05 December 2021]

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