Topic: Leslie John SCIASCIA

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Previous Military Training: 3 months Territorial Force, Levin Machine Gun Corps 

NOK: JDT Sciascia (father), Koputaroa (at time of attestation) 

also Mrs AM Sciascia (mother), Koputaroa on form dated 14/11/422

Last Employer: Harvey & France, Levin 

Declared age: 21 years 90 days 

Height: 5' 7 1/2"                     Complexion: Fair

Eyes: Brown                           Hair: Fair

Weight: 10 stone 


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Leslie John SCIASCIA

Date of birth:24 June 1919
Date of death:05 July 1942
Place of birth:New Zealand
Awards:1939 - 45 Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45; NZ War Service Medal
Last known residence:c/o Mrs Smithson, Oxford St, Levin
Cause of death:Killed in action
Place of death:Western Desert
Buried where:El Alamein War Cemetery. I.C.2
Spouses name:Unmarried
Fathers name:John de Tomba Sciascia
Mothers name:Alice May (née Stonehouse)
Siblings:Audrey, Joan, Geoff, Gordon, Sonny, Tuck, Roy, Pat,, Pauline, and Half siblings - Agnes, Waiwari & Jack
Date of arrival overseas:14 February 1940
Theatres of war:Middle East, Greece, Crete, Syria
Place of embarkation:Lyttelton
War memorial:Levin RSA Memorial
Place enlisted:Levin
Christian names:Leslie John
Place of arrival overseas:Suez, Egypt
School:Koputaroa 19 March 1924 - 18 December 1931; Levin District High School
Service number:7739
Religion:Chuch of England
Date enlisted:19 September 1939
Final rank:Private
Regiment or service:27th New Zealand Machine Gun Battalion
Embarkation date:5 January 1940
User reference:11.282