LESLIE HENRY TRUMPER was born 23 Feb 1895 in Temuka, the son of Benjamin Trumper (1854 - 1931) and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Benbow (1859 - 1931) and died 9 Sep 1952 in Fairlie aged 57Y.
Leslie was enrolled at the Milford School 2 Jan 1900; passed Std 5 Aug 1907 and left for home
He was farming at Ohape, Temuka and Feb. 1914, the height of the seasonal work schedule, was in court, along with others for "failing to render personal service under the Defence Act, in absenting themselves from parades and drills without leave" and fined 20/-
He enlisted enlisted World War I, 1914 and Private Trumper Serial No. 6/1741 left Wellington on 14 February 1915 with his Unit Canterbury Infantry Battalion  Link to Timaru Museum
Evening Post, Issue 71, 22 September 1915, Page 2 8th August SICK AND WOUNDED HOSPITAL REPORT. A hospital and progress report contains the names of the following men. — DANGEROUSLY ILL. Canterbury Battalion. Trumper, Leslie Henry, 6/1741, Pte. (B. Trumper, Ohape, Temuka, father)
Lesley married on 12 Sep 1917 HAZEL ALPINE DOUGHERTY daughter of WILLIAM DOUGHERTY and her mother SARAH McCLINTOCK. Hazel was born 17 Dec 1896 in Temuka, and was living at the Wallingford Home at Temuka at the time of her death 01 Feb 1989.
Lesley helped his father Benjamin farm the property "Riverslea" and there, they altered the large house into two flats to accommodate both families. Les worked there until his father died then later moved to the Fairlie district to farm.
Children of LESLIE TRUMPER and HAZEL DOUGHERTY are:
i. LESLIE BENJAMIN TRUMPER, b. 08 Mar 1918, Timaru; Occ: Farmer; Serviceman WW2; Justice of the Peace 1972; d. 30 Sep 1994, Fairlie; mar. 15 Aug 1941 EDITH FORD, b. 05 Feb 1920, Kaitangata; d. 16 Jul 2001, Fairlie. Bur: Fairlie Cem: Les and Edith owned motels after farming at Fairlie and later took a trip back to England to see the home of their Trumper's forebears at Ludlow. He saw records going back to the 1066 era and found the Trumpers were originally of French descent. (Srce: "Benbow Book) Their children:
c Steven John Trumper
iii. MURIAL EILEEN TRUMPER, b. 01 Feb 1923, Rakaia; d. 16Y on 28 May 1939, Temuka. Bur: Temuka Cemetery