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N.Z.E.F. CASUALTIES on Western Desert - for June & July 1942

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the origianl list of N.Z.E.F. CASUALTIES - for June & July 1942 was taken from the EVENING POST, 16 July 1942, through Papers Past

... KILLED IN ACTION ...

COOPER - Digby Charles Harrison
- served as: Lieutenant #31499
- SON OF: Charles & Gladys Cooper (nee Pedder) of Hastings
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Divisional Signals
- NEXT OF KIN: wife, D.C.E. Cooper, 14 Firth Terrace, Karori
- ALSO: husband of Betty Anna Cooper of Wellington
- date of death: 4 July 1942 aged 28
- place of death: Western Desert
- Mentioned in Despatches (MD)
- Memorial Reference: XXVIII. G. 4. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

AIRD - John Baxter
- served as: Gunner #66340
- LAST UNIT SERVED: NZ Artillery 14 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment
- SON OF: John and Rebecca Aird of Glasgow
- NEXT OF KIN: wife, Mavis Mary Aird, 11 Westend Rd, Westmere, Auckland
- date of death: 4 July 1942 aged 35
- place of death: Western Desert
- Grave Reference: I. G. 12 at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

ANDERSON - Robert Brinsley
- served as: Lance Corporal #5747
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Divisional Signals
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, Mrs Anderson, Eketahuna
- SON OF: Anton and Maglin Anderson of Palmerston North
- date of death: 4 July 1942 aged 32
- place of death: Western Desert
- Grave Reference: XXX B 1 at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

BENNELL - Maurice
- served as: Private #12905
- SON OF: Reginald James & Minnie Elizabeth Bennell of Dunedin
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 23 Infantry Battalion
- NEXT OF KIN: father, R.J. Bennell, Regent Theatre, Dunedin
- date of death: 28 June 1942 aged 30
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: X. E. 8. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

BENTLEY - Richard Crawford
- enlisted from: 14 Leith St, Gisborne
- served as: Private #37397
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 22 Infantry Battalion
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, A. W. Bentley, Levuka, Fiji
- date of death: 28 July 1942 aged 28
- place of death: Western Desert

BRYSON - James Oliver Francis
- served as: Private #37369
- SON OF: James & Gladys Muriel Bryson (nee Wigzell) of Woodville
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 22 Infantry Battalion
- NEXT OF KIN: father, J. Bryson, 3 Grey St, Woodvile
- date of death: 27 June 1942 aged 24
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: XXX. A. 22. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

DE THIERRY - George Hammond
- served as: Sergeant #28429
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Engineers, 7 Field Company
- SON OF: George and Mary de Thierry, of Auckland
- NEXT OF KIN: wife, Hazel de Thierry, 10 Knox St, Hamilton
- date of death: 27 June 1942 aged 36
- place of death: Western Desert
- CWGC has name as George Hammond and his rank as Lance Sergeant

GEENTY - George Richard
- served as: Private #6827
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 22 (Motor) Infantry Battalion
- SON OF: Joseph Patrick & Isabella Geenty, Wallingford, Hawkes Bay
- NEXT OF KIN: sister, B. Wells, 3 Reservoir Rd, Waipukurau
- date of death: 25 August 1942 aged 25
- place of death: Italy
- Grave Reference: III. D. 4. Milan War Cemetery, Italy

HITCHCOCK - Eric Hamilton
- born in Opotiki, East Coast
- SON OF: Harold and Isabella Hitchcock
- served as: Private #37386 (service in Libya and Syria)
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 22 Infantry Battalion
- NEXT OF KIN: father, H. Hitchcock, Ruawai, Dargaville
- date of death: 27 June 1942 aged 23
- place of death: Western Desert

HORRELL - John Morrison
- served as: Gunner #21191
- SON OF: George & Anne Horrell
- HHUSBAND OF: Ella Elizabeth Horrell of Maungawera, Otago
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 5Field Regiment
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, A. Horrell 2 Alberts Terrace, Salcombe Rd, Devon, England
- date of death: 26 June 1942 aged 30
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: XXX. D. 20. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

KINMONT - George Alexander
- served as Lance Corporal
- SON OF; George Macaulay & Alexandrina Kinmont, Dunedin, Otago
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 23 Infantry Battalion
- NEXT OF KIN: father, G. ML Kinmont 15 Balmoral St, Dunedin
- date of death: 28 June 1942 aged 23/24
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: Column 101. at ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

KYDD - James Archibald
- served as Private #10126
- SON OF: James Rae & Agnes Sarah Kydd, of Dunedin,
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 23 Infantry Battalion
- NEXT OF KIN: brother, J. Kydd, Tomahawk, Dunedin
- date of death:28 June 1942
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: Column 103. at Alamein Memorial

LYALL - Jack William
- served as Sapper #21803
- SON OF: John William & Lillian Lyall of Newton
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Engineers
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, L. Lyall, 15 Norwich St, Newton, Auckland
- date of death: 27 June 1942 aged 24
- place of death: Western Desert
- Grave: Joint grave XXX. A. 24. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

MILLS - Noel Bertram
- served as Gunner #25690
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 1 Survey Troop
- NEXT OF KIN: wife, L. H. Mills, 25 Symonds St, Auckland
- date of death: 4 July 1942 aged 29
- place of death: Ruweisat Ridge, North Africa
- Grave Reference: I. G. 10. at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

ROGERS - Roy Dare
- served as Sapper #40923
- SON OF: Leslie Norman & Eva Blanche Rogers of Napier
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Engineers
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, E. B. Rogers, McGrath St, Napier
- date of death: 27 June 1942 aged 27
- place of death: Western Desert
- Grave: XXX. A. 16. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

SNELL - Kenneth John Hewlett
- served as Sergeant #26212
- SON OF: Percy Theodore & Olive Mildred Snell of Te Awamutu
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 1 Survey Troop
- NEXT OF KIN: father, P.T. Snell, 12 Piako Rd Claudelands, Hamilton
- date of death: 4 July 1942 aged 24
- place of death: Ruweisat Ridge, North Africa
- Memorial Reference: I. G. 14. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

THOMSON - William Thomas Blight
- served as Sapper #17432
- SON OF: James Thomson 7 Caroline Thomson (nee Blight) of Ohai, Southland
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Engineers
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, E.E. Thomas, 31 Clifton Rd, Takapuna
- date of death: 27 June 1942 aged 32
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: XXX. A. 23. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

YATES - Albert William
- served as Signalman #31881
- SON OF: Albert & Georgina Mary Yates (nee McLean), of Gore
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Divisional Signals
- NEXT OF KIN: father, A. Yates, 10 Crombie St, Gore
- date of death: 4 July 1942 aged 23
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: X. B. 26. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY


... DIED OF WOUNDS ...

HOWELL - Robert Hinds
- served as Captain #7188
- SON OF: Wilfred Hinds & Kate Winifred Howell of Cave, Timaru
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 27 Machine Gun Battalion
- NEXT OF KIN: father, W. Howell of Mt Nimrod, Cave, Timaru
- date of death: 27 June 1942 aged 23
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: XXX. C. 26. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

BAILEY - Gordon Galbraith
- served as Second Lieutenant #24879
- SON OF: Herbert John & Susan Emily Bailey (nee Brierly) of Napier
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 5Field Regiment
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, S.E. Baily, Smiths Flats, Emerson St, Napier
- date of death: 5 July 1942 aged 31
- place of death: Egypt
- Memorial Reference: 3. A. 5. at ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL

APPLEYARD - Eric Willis
- served as: Gunner #25474
- SON OF: William James & Blanch May Appleyard (nee Ferris) of Christchurch
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery 4 Field Regiment
- NEXT OF KIN: father, W.J. Appleyard, 34 Norh Parade, Shirley
- date of death: 27 June 1942 aged 28
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: Column 99. at ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

BENTON - Darden
- served as Signalman #30497
- SON OF: Herbert William Stanley & Necolina Victoria Benton of Featherston
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Divisional Signals
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, N.V. Bneton, Kahautara Rd, Featherston
- date of death: 27 July 1942aged 26
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: Column 100. at ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

BOWLER - Allan Phillip
- served as Gunner #66291
- SON OF: James & Fanny Elizabeth Bowler (nee Eagle) of Shannon
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 4 Field Regiment
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, J. Bowler, Shannon, Manawtu
- date of death:27 June 1942 aged 28
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: Column 99. at ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

FRENCH - Hugh Tatley
- served as: Signalman #47167
- SON OF: Albert & Rose French (nee Tetley) of Rotorua
- HUSBAND OF: Sonia Ann French of Hamilton
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Divisional Signals
- NEXT OF KIN: wife, S. French, c/o H.F. Sampson, Ngaruawahia
- date of death: 27 June 1942aged 28
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: XXX. A. 8. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

FRIAR - William Ashwood
- served as Private #40329
- SON OF: Frederick & Phoebe Ellen Friar of Ormond, Auckland
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 27 Machine Gun Battalion
- NEXT OF KIN: father, F. Friar, Ormond, Gisborne
- date of death: 27 June 1942 aged 27
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: XXX. A. 6. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

HEKE - Anaru
- served as Private #65470
- SON OF: Keke & Taitimu Kiawha (nee Maxwell) of Tauranga
- HUSBAND OF: Letty Heke of Maketu, Auckland.
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 28 (Maori) Battalion
- NEXT OF KIN: wife, L. Heke, Maketu, Tauranga
- date of death: 27 June 1942 aged 25
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: Column 103. at ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

FULLER - Colin Henson
- served as: Gunner #60726
- SON OF: Lincoln & Mary Fuller (nee Bower) of Napier
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 14 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, M. Fuller, P.O. Box 188, Napier
- date of death: 27 June 1942 aged 22
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: XXX. A. 3. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

HETHERINGTON - John Lyttelton
- served as Private #2843
- SON OF: Thomas & Frances Mary Hetherington (nee Cubit) of Waikiekie, Auckland
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Headquarters, 18 Infantry Battalion
- NEXT OF KIN: father, T. Hetherington, Taipuha, Whangarei
- date of death: 28 June 1942 aged 29
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: IV. A. 5. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

JONES - Leonard Harold
- served as Private #3799
- SON OF: Horace Martin & Gertrude Luisa Jones of Parnell, Auckland
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 18th Battalion
- NEXT OF KIN: father, H.M. Jones, 80Brighton Rd, Auckland
- date of death: 28 June 1942 aged 25
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: Column 103. at ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

LEWIS - William
- served as: Signalman #42717
- SON OF: Richard & Elizabeth Lewis
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Divisional Signals
- NEXT OF KIN: brother, A. Lewis, 35 Limbrick St, Palmerston North
- date of death: 27 June 1942 aged 40
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: Column 102. at ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

McCLUSKY - William James
- served as Private #63050
- SON OF: George Francis & Barbara McCluskey of Dunedin
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 21 Infantry Battalion
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, B. McCluskey, 6 Clyde St, Dunedin
- date of death: 27 June 1942 aged 28
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: XXX. A. 7. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

PERKIS - Edmund Dudley
- served as Bombardier #2040
- SON OF: Edmund & Florrie Perkis (Nee Williams) of Shanghai, China
- HUSBAND OF: Evelyn Mavis Perkis of Devonport, Auckland
- LAST UNIT SERVED:
- NEXT OF KIN: wife, E.M. Perkis, 27 Ohiro Rd, Brooklyn
- date of death: 27 June,1942 aged 34
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: XXX. A. 9. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

TELFER - William John
- served as Gunner #36193
- SON OF: Duncan & Agnes Telfer (nee Murray) of Martinborough,
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 5 Field Regiment
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, A. Telfer, Hillside Rd, Martinborough
- date of death: 27 June 1942 aged 29
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: XXX. A. 2. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

TIPLING - John Herbert
- served as
- SON OF: Frank Vincent & Bessie Tipling of Christchurch
- HUSBAND OF: Hazel Dorothy Tipling
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 6Field Regiment
- NEXT OF KIN: sister, R.M. Reid, 151 Kelburn Parade, Wellington
- date of death: 28 June 1942 aged 33
- place of death: Western Desert
- Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 7. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

TRUE - Arthur harold
- served as Private #6775
- SON OF: Norman Douglas & Lena Esther Louisa True of Feilding,
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 22 Infantry (Motor) Battalion
- NEXT OF KIN: mother, E.L. True, 52 Monmouth St, Feilding
- date of death: 28 June 1942 aged 26
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: XXX. F. 4. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

WILSON - Robert James
- served as Gunner #61797
- SON OF: Alexander McKinnon & Christina Elizabeth Wilson of Christchurch
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 5 Field Regiment
- NEXT OF KIN: father A. Wilson 31 Patten St, Avonside, Christchurch
- date of death: 27 June 1942 aged 24
- place of death: Western Desert
- Memorial Reference: XXX. A. 10. at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

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