Leslie TRIBE

Regimental number12/878
Date of birth12 October 1889
Place of birthCambrisge, Waikato
AddressEureka, Waikato
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, Daniel Tribe, Eureka, Waikato
Previous military serviceServed in Cambridge Mounted Rifles Regiment, Territorial Force.
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankSergeant
Final unit1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He is the senior NCO of the battalion scouts, and has organised and carried out scouting work of the very highest importance to the battalion. During the recent enemy retirement he organised his scouts with considerable skill, and kept in such close contact with the enemy that the smallest retirement was reported immediately to battalion headquarters, and proved of immense value. His own patrol work produced valuable information. He has frequently shown gallantry and initiative under fire.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 1 January 1919

Discharge date14 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death31 March 1969
Age at death80
Place of burialHamilton Park Cemetery, Newstead, Hamilton

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