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Thomas Leonard Round (Service no. 53715) was a First World War Soldier with links to the Waltham area

Thomas Leonard Round was born on the 10th of January 1897. He stood 5'2" and had blue eyes and brown hair. He worked as a labourer for brush making company 'Bunting & Co.', located at 117 Chester Street and lived at 42 Madras Street in Sydenham.

He enlisted at age 20 and embarked from Wellington on the 12th of June 1917 to meet up with the Reserve Battalion, leaving for France four months later to join the New Zealand First Battalion at Etap.

On the 18th of July 1918, he was wounded on the ankle with his own bayonet when he tripped and fell while on the front lines. After investigation, the injury was deemed accidental. Returning from hospital he rejoined the Battalion on the 26th of July 1918 and was subsequently killed in action four days later on the the 30th July 1918.

He was buried in the Bancourt British Cemetary in Pas de Calais, France and has a plaque attatched to his father, William Round's grave in Sydenham Cemetary.

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Thomas Leonard Round

First Names:Thomas Leonard
Last Name:Round
Place of Birth:Christchurch