Leon Aubrey Willmott

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  1. Gary Anstis

    Gary Anstis Member

    Can anyone help me with my search for Leon Aubrey Willmott. He was a serviceman with the British army and saw service in Europe. I would like to find out what this service was and/or the units he was a member of. In 1949 he moves to New Zealand and rejoins the NZ army soon after possibly been posted to active service in Korea. This is NOT the famous Leonard Richard Willmott signalman extraordinaire.
     
  2. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    There is this, but too young?

    Leon Aubrey Battinson Willmott, born Madras 1926.


    Family arrived Liverpool from Bombay 14 April 1932
    Robert Edward Willmott (43) Army Officer
    Ivy Winifred (41)
    Pamela Alicia (10)
    Leon Aubrey (6)


    Family left Liverpool for Bombay 11 Oct 1932
    Robert Willmott (43) Army
    Ivy (24)
    Pamela (10)
    Leon (6)


    (Note ages for Ivy are as printed)

    (Edited) Address given as 23 Chestnut Grove, Sudbury Town, Middlesex.

    UK Army lists Lieutenant L A Willmott 1940/41/42 RAMC.
     
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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Gary the details below from your post on another site.

    This person appears in Wellington New Zealand in 1949 as Leon Aubrey Willmott. It appears he marries in 1954 and 2 daughters are born in 1956 and given the name Battinson among their Christian names. Leon Aubrey continues to be known as same until about 1969 when he becomes known as Leon Aubrey Battinson Willmott. He dies in 1988 aged 62.
    Does anyone have any information or leads I could follow on this gentleman?
     
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  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Tony looks like he has your man
    Born 1926
    Died 1988 aged 62

    regards
    Clive
     
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  6. Tricky Dicky

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    UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
    Name: Leon Aubrey Willmott
    Birth Date: abt 1926
    Age: 6
    Port of Departure: Bombay, India
    Arrival Date: 14 Apr 1932
    Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
    Ship Name: Letitia
    Search Ship Database: Search for the Letitia in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
    Shipping line: Anchor Line
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    In 1932 aged 6 - so born 1926 - father was an Army Officer, and the family had been based in India for some time, so backing up that he [Leon] would have been born in 1926 in India

    Ancestry allows me basic access to other files and in :
    All New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 results for Leon Aubrey Willmott
    Leon Aubrey B Willmott 1954 Heretaunga Wellington

    Leon Aubrey B Willmott 1957 Wellington Central Wellington

    Leon Aubrey B Willmott 1963 Wellington Central Wellington

    TD
     
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  8. Gary Anstis

    Gary Anstis Member

    Thanks for that. Much appreciated.

    Can anyone help me with Leons war service, what units he was in or where he was deployed?

    Cheers,

    Gary
     
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