Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameLt.Gen.Sir Leonard [Bill] Whitmore THORNTON 6
Birth15 Oct 1916, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Death10 Jun 1999, Wellington, New Zealand
Spouses
Marriage1971, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Notes for Lt.Gen.Sir Leonard [Bill] Whitmore THORNTON
Lt.Gen Sir Leonard [Bill] Thornton KBE,CBE. rising through the ranksto become Chief of the New Zealand General Staff, commissioned intothe New Zealand Army in 1937, became a Bgigadier at the age of 28years in 1944. Following retirement from the Army he served asAmbassador to Vietnam 1972-1974. Took an active part in twodocumentaries.

1/. "Gallipoli" The New Zealand Story

2/. "Freyberg VC", he had served as Chief of Staff to GeneralFreyberg VC, who later became New Zealnd's Governor General.
Last Modified NewCreated 24 Jul 2023 by Jim Falk