Leonard James Corlett

ID# 494, (20 Apr 1922 - 28 Jun 1985)
Leonard James Corlett

Leonard James Corlett was born on 20 Apr 1922 at Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand .1

He was the son of Leonard Edward Corlett and Lily Pauling.

As of 1922,Leonard James Corlett was also known as Len Corlett.

Leonard began Military Service bt 1943 - 1945 NZEF WW11, New Zealand ,

No 442671 2nd NZEF Pte NZ Infantry, Masterton, Married, Storeman, 83 South Rd Masterton, Mrs B I Corlett, 31 Fleet St, Solway, Masterton (Wife).2

Leonard James Corlett married Beryl Innes Nelson in 1943 at Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand .3

Leonard James Corlett was on the 1966 Electoral Roll Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Beryl

CORLETT, Beryl Innes, 5 Jordan Terrace, married
CORLETT, Leonard James, 5 Jordan Terrace, driver.4

Leonard James Corlett married Ngaire Patricia Hewson in 1979 at Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand .5

Leonard died on 28 Jun 1985 at Public Hospital, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand , at age 63 years, 2 months and 8 days

Retired Bar Manager; Ex-Serviceman
from 85 Bannister Street, Masterton
aged 64, DOB 20 April 1921 (sic)
Born Masterton, 64 yrs in NZ
Parents: Leonard Edwin Corlett, Timber Worker & Lilly Pauling
Married 1st:
Masterton aged 20 to Beryl Nelson, who is aged approximately 61 (Divorced)
Married 2nd:
Masterton, aged 57, Ngaire Patricia Hewson formerly Campbell, aged 55
Living Issue: M: 23 F: 40, 33.6,7

Leonard's cause of death on 28 Jun 1985 was from Cerebrovascular accident - 2 days
Carotid Artery Disease - 10 years.

Leonard was cremated on 1 Jul 1985 at Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand ,

Cremation took place at Karori and Ashes buried in Masterton.

L.J.Corlett 442671 2nd NZEF Pte, NZ Infantry died 28 June 1985 aged 64 years.8

L J Corlett headstone

Len had an In Memorandum notice placed on 27 Jun 1987 in the "Wairarapa Daily Times", New Zealand ,
Passed away two years ago tomorrow.
They say that memories are golden
Maybe this is true
But we never wanted memories
We only wanted you.
- Love you always from his loving wife Ngaire, Chris, Dennis and family, Steve and Monica.9

Len and Beryl had 3 children who are still living.

Family: Leonard James Corlett and Beryl Innes Nelson

Family: Leonard James Corlett and Ngaire Patricia Campbell

Father*Leonard Edward Corlett (30 Apr 1897 - 21 Oct 1974)
Mother*Lily Pauling (7 Dec 1895 - 21 Apr 1975)


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 2718, March Qtr. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S17] "NZEF Enlistment Records", War Enlistment Rolls; Held by Ailsa Corlett; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, WW2, Vol 12. Hereinafter cited as "NZEF Enlistment Records."
  3. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: Folio No 4861.
  4. [S6] Elections, Electoral Roll (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1853 - 1967), 1966-67 Electoral Roll, Wairarapa. Hereinafter cited as Electoral Roll.
  5. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: Folio No 20611, also under Campbell.
  6. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  7. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: Folio No 16572, date of birth 20-04-1921.
  8. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), 5032: Block B Row 1; Ashes buried 5 July 1985 Ref 011428. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.
  9. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Wairarapa Daily Times, 27 June 1987 - In Memoriams (assuming Wairarapa Times). Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.