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WWII SOLDIERS from RODNEY - killed Nov 1941

Journal by ngairedith

NOTE ...
the names of the soldiers below were taken from just one issue of the Rodney newspaper. There may have been many others. They will be profiled if found

Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette
17 December 1941
ARMY CASUALTIES
RODNEY MEN - DEATHS ON SERVICE


...............] Private 23883 ~ JAMES MALCOLM BECROFT ~
Advice that her only son, Pte. J. M. (Jim) BECROFT has been killed in action at Libya has been received by Mrs H. L. Becroft, of Port Albert.
Pte. Becroft was born and recived his early schooling, at Port Albert. He went overseas with the third echelon and served in the Greek campaign, his company being one of the last formations to be evacuated.
PARENTS:
Harold Leslie BECROFT (1887-1958) & Nancy Hilda VIPOND (1889-1977)
served with: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 24 Infantry battalion
next of kin: Mrs H. L. Becroft (mother), Point Albert Rural Delivery, Wellsford
occupation: orchard labourer
enlisted from: c/o P. Becroft & Co, Point Albert, Wellsford
military district: Warkworth
campaign: Western Desert
place of death: Sidi Rezegh, Libya
date of death: 25 November 1941 aged 29
cause of death: Killed in Action
cemetery or memorial: 6. K. 23. at Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya


...............] Private 29869 ~ WILLIAM RAMSAY BRADNAM ~
Mrs N. L. BRADNAM, of Hill Street, Warkworth, has received advice that her husband, Pte. William Ramsay Bradnam, aged 33, was killed in action in Libya on November 25th. Pte. Bradnam, who left with the fourth reinforcements, was born at Suva. His early youth was spent at Warkworth where he received his schooling.
Prior to leaving New Zealand he was employed by the Northland Herd Testing Association for ieght years and later by the Public Works Department. Apart from his wife, Pte. Bradnam is survived by a family of three children.
PARENTS:
Edwin James BRADNAM (1889-1954) + (1st wife) Jessie BROWN
* siblings 7 & 6 step-siblings
served with: Second NZEF, 4th Reinforcements, Infantry Reinforcements
next of kin: Mrs N. Bradnam (wife), Warkworth, North Auckland
occupation: labourer
enlisted from: Warkworth, North Auckland
military district: Warkworth
married: Nancy Leslie BALDERSTON (1916-1993)
campaign: Western Desert
place of death: Western Desert
date of death: 25 November 1941 aged 33
cause of death: Killed in Action
cemetery or memorial: Column 102. at Alamein War Memorial, Egypt


...............] Private 22251 ~ GEORGE RAYMOND BOND ~
Mr and Mrs J. Bond, Hepburn Creek Road, Warkworth, have received advice that their eldest son, Pte. George R. Bond, aged 33, was killed in action in Libya on November 26th. Pte. Bond was born at Bathgate, Scotland, and came to New Zealand with his parents as an infant. He received his schooling at the Warkwroth District High School, afterwards following a farming occupation. Prior to the war for a period of five years Pte. Bond was an enthusiastic territorial trainee and was a crack rifle shot and for a time had the honour of holding the Northland Territorial championship for marksmanship. He left New Zealand with the second echelon as a driver-mechanic in the Bren Carruer section of the 21st Battalion and served with his unit in Greece and Crete. In the former campaign he was slightly wounded.
PARENTS:
Jarvis BOND (1887-1953) & Rebeccca Marion GALLAND (1881-1970) of Warkworth
served with: 2nd NZEF, Headquarters, 21 Auckland Battalion
next of kin: Mr J. Bond (father), Warkworth
occupation: truck driver
enlisted from: Warkworth
campaign: Western Desert
place of death: Western Desert
date of death: 26 November 1941 aged 25
cause of death: Killed in action
cemetery or memorial: Column 102. Alamein War Memorial, Egypt


...............] Private 20785 ~ FRANK WINTLE ~
Advice that their fourth son, Pte. Frank WINTLE, has been killed in action in Libya has been received by Mr and Mrs C, Wintle, of Tara, Mangawai. Aged 24, Pte, Wintle left New Zealand with an infantry unit in the fourth reinforcements, which also saw service in Greece. Prior to going overseas Pte. Wintle was engaged in farming work. He took a keen interest in local sport, particularly tennis and rugby football.
PARENTS:
Claud WINTLE (1871-1944) & Sarah Ann MILLER (1888-1966) of Tara, Mangawai
served with: 2nd NZEF, 24 Infantry Reinforcements
next of kin: Mrs S. A. Wintle (mother), Mangawai, North Auckland
occupation: butcher
enlisted from: Mangawai, North Auckland
military district: Whangarei
campaign: Western Desert
place of death: Libya
date of death: 25 November 1941 aged 24
cause of death: Killed in Action
cemetery or memorial: Column 106. El Alamein War Memorial, Egypt


...............] Private 24168 ~ WILBERT JOHN MAINLAND ~
Official advice that his eldest son, Private W. J. (Jock) MAINLAND, aged 33, was killed in action at Libya on November 25th, has been received by Mr G. A. Mainland, of Kaipara Flats, Pte. mainland, who went overseas with the third echelon also saw service in the Greek campaign. He was born at Rotorua and after completing his education at the Dilworth School was engaged in farming on his father's property at Kaipara Flats. "Jock" Mainland was prominenet in County athletics, particularly cricket, football and hockey, and was the holder of the Ted Dunning Memorial Cup, awarded annually to the best all-round County athlete - No award of this trophy has been made since the commencement of the war.
PARENTS:
George Arthur MAINLAND (1894-1973) & Nona Estelle HEAYS (1892-1925)
served with: 2nd NZEF, 3rd Echelon, 24 Infantry Battalion
next of kin: Mr G. A. Mainland (father), Kaipara Flats
occupation: farm labourer
enlisted from: Kaipara Flats
campaign: Western Desert
place of death: Western Desert
date of death: 25 November 1941 aged 22
cause of death: Killed in Axtion
cemetery or memorial: 14. J. 6. Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya


PHOTO
Private 23882 Jim Becroft

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