Leslie James Waterreus

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 30 December 1884, Masterton
  • Died 1 January 1981, Palmerston North
  • Last rank Sergeant
  • Service number 22893
  • Served In 7th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
  • Next of Kin Mrs E. Waterreus (mother), Nireaha, Eketahuna
  • Pre-war occupation Cheesemaker
  • ReligionAnglican
  • Enlisted10 January 1916
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 54 or HMNZT 55 Tofua, departed 27 May 1916, Wellington
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1916-1917
  • Periods of service165 days in New Zealand and three years and 92 days overseas. Total service of three years and 257 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Geissen, 23 June 1919
  • Discharged23 September 1919, on termination of period of engagement
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal