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LEONARD JACK DORIA

DORIA, LEONARD JACK

RANK:   PRIVATE        SERIAL NO:  23/1375
                         

UNIT:    2nd BATTALION, WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT

BORN:   15/08/1894  -  PORANGAHAU, N.Z.        

DIED:     08/06/1917        KILLED IN ACTION
              
PLACE:  MESSINES, BELGIUM 

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E

WIFE:     
    
PARENTS:   Birley Darlington and Helen Muriel DORIA, (later POPE).

SIBLINGS:       Percy (22953) died 16/10/1917
 Birley Reginald (28114) died 30/12/1916 

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs Helen POPE, (mother), WIMBLEDON, DANNEVIRKE

OCCUPATION:  DRIVER

EMPLOYER:   H.B. FARMERS CO-OP, WAIPUKURAU

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   WAIPUKURAU
 
HEIGHT:  5’ 7”        WEIGHT:     12st        CHEST:   34”

COMP:   MEDIUM          EYES:   BLUE          HAIR:   DARK BROWN 

EDUCATION:   

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:  MESSINES RIDGE NEW ZEALAND MEMORIAL,
                                BELGIUM

                    
 ENLISTED:   WAIPUKURAU            DATE:  23/08/1915  

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:    9th    

MILITARY RECORD:
23/08/1915.  POSTED ‘E’ COMPANY, 8th REINFORCEMENTS.
18/11/1915.  TRANSFERRED ‘E’ COMPANY, 9th REINFORCEMENTS.
09/01/1916.  PROMOTED TO SERGEANT AT SEA.
08/02/1916.  DISEMBARKED AT SUEZ, FROM HMNZT No.38.
07/03/1916.  JOINED 2nd BATTALION, WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT.
        REVERTED TO RANKS (MOASCAR).
09/04/1916.  EMBARKED ALEXANDRIA FOR FRANCE.
08/06/1917.  KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, 
MESSINES, BELGIUM.

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.