Windleborn, Laurence Vincent

Corporal Laurence Vincent Windleborn, son of John and Lois Windleborn (aka Wendelborn) of Richmond, Nelson. Born in Motueka.

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Full Name Laurence Vincent Windleborn aka Wendelborn
Number 7/291
Rank Corporal
Regiment/Battalion Main Body, N.Z. Field Artillery
Parents Son of John & Lois Windleborn of Richmond, Nelson
Date of Death Friday, 15th November, 1918
Age at Death 25
Cause of Death Pneumonia (during the Influenza Epidemic)
Cemetery Featherston Cemetery, South Wairarapa District, New Zealand
Additional Information  View the Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Record for Laurence Windleborn
  View the Archway Record for Laurence Windleborn 
Information about the Family

In the Richmond Oral History Project interview with Grace Papps (Laurence's sister) she claims that the family surname was Wendelborn, but was changed during the war to make it more English and less German. Laurence's father was born in Neudorf, Laurence's Grandfather was a Lutheran from Hamburg in Prussia.  

View the Oral History Transcript for Grace Papps.

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