Thomas Leslie Liddington
Son of Samuel H. and Annie Naomi Liddington, of Cambridge, New Zealand.
Thomas' service record shows that he was killed while carrying "Mills Bombs" (hand grenades) in a sandbag. A court of inquiry into the accident suggested that no-one was to blame, but the detenators should have been removed, as the grenades probably exploded due to the safety pins breaking.
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Name:Thomas Leslie Liddington
Date of Birth:
Next of Kin:
S.H. Liddington (father), Maungautari, via Cambridge, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Occupation on Enlistment:Labourer
NZEF, Auckland Regiment, 2 Battalion
Cause of Death:
Accidentally killed (bomb explosion)
Date of Death:
21 April 1917
Day of Death:
Age at Death:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Wellington, New Zealand
11 October 1916
Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum
IV. C. 4.