Topic: Leslie George Humphries

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From research done in 2008 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Leslie George Humphries
Date of Birth: 8 August 1888
Serial number: 32173
Occupation before enlistment: Carpenter
First known rank: Lance Corporal
Embarkation date: 15 November 1916
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation unit: 13th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Last unit served: Canterbury Infantry Regiment
Rank last held: Private
Place of death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 3 December 1917
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Buttes New British Cemetery, N.Z. Memorial, Polygon Wood, Belgium.

Biographical notes:
The Greytown Cemetery tombstone inscription reads "In loving memory of our dear son and brother LESLIE GEORGE HUMPHRIES No 321 73 19th Reinforcements killed in action in Belgium Dec 3 1917 aged 29 years - he heard his country call and in the fighting fell, his duty done."                                                    


Student researcher: Claire Evans



Leslie George Humphries

First Names:Leslie George
Last Name:Humphries