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Full Name
Philip John Alderton
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Philip John
Surname
Alderton
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
16717
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Poultry-farmer
Next of Kin
Mrs E M Alderton (mother), 26 Harbour Terrace, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Signal Hill Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District
Dunedin
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Bel Hamed Plateau, Sidi Rezegh, Libya
Date of Death
27 November 1941
Age at Death
31
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference
14. J. 14
Biographical Notes
Son of Herbert Edward and Ellen Maud Alderton, of Dersingham, Norfolk, England.
Further References
The Review, June and August 1980 describing the grave erected by his brother, David Alderton, at Tobruk.
Sources Used
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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