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Hi I am looking for any descendants of John Arkell Gillett who's parents were Richard Gillett and Anne Smith Of Leeston Canterbury NZ

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on 2014-03-12 02:15:32

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by anafred on 2014-03-12 03:23:36

Hi, I'm fairly new to this but here is what I have just found:


From the war Graves Photographic Project

Cemetery: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma
Country: Libya
Area:
Rank: Private
Official Number: 2965
Unit: 18th Bn. New Zealand Infantry
Force: Army
Nationality: New Zealand
Details:
27/11/41 Age 28 6. G. 2. Son of John Arkell Gillett and Margaret A. Gillett, of Auckland City, New Zealand.


From Auckland War Memorial

FULL NAME
Keith Dudley Gillett
RANK LAST HELD
Private
FORENAME(S)
Keith Dudley
SURNAME
Gillett
WAR
World War II, 1939-1945
SERIAL NO.
2965
GENDER
Male
FIRST KNOWN RANK
Private
OCCUPATION BEFORE ENLISTMENT
Dairy Farmer
NEXT OF KIN
Mrs Margaret A. Gillett (mother), 10 Paratai Drive, Auckland, New Zealand
MARITAL STATUS
Single
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS
Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
MILITARY DISTRICT
Auckland
BODY ON EMBARKATION
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
EMBARKATION UNIT
18 Auckland
EMBARKATION DATE
5 January 1940
PLACE OF EMBARKATION
Wellington, New Zealand
DESTINATION
Egypt
NOMINAL ROLL NUMBER
WW2 1
PAGE ON NOMINAL ROLL
WW2 66
CAMPAIGNS
Western Desert
LAST UNIT SERVED
18 Infantry Battalion
PLACE OF DEATH
Western Desert
DATE OF DEATH
27 November 1941
AGE AT DEATH
28
YEAR OF DEATH
1941
CAUSE OF DEATH
Killed in action
CEMETERY NAME
Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
GRAVE REFERENCE
6. G. 2.
MEMORIAL NAME
Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
Son of John Arkell Gillett and Margaret A. Gillett, of Auckland City, New Zealand.
Attended King's College 1928-29 and was a member of St John's House.
Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.
DESCRIPTION OF IMAGE
Portrait, Weekly News 24 December 1941
Takapuna War Memorial WW2 name panel 3 (photo John Halpin, July 2013)
Takapuna War Memorial (photo John Halpin, July 2013)
FURTHER REFERENCES
New Zealand History online: Takapuna War Memorial
SOURCES USED
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

I have no idea if you already have this information or not but thought it may be of interest to you.

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