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Full Name
James Gladwin Wynyard
Rank Last Held
Captain
Forename(s)
James Gladwin
Surname
Wynyard
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
1400
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
17 August 1914
Place of Birth
Kihikihi, Waikato, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Second Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment
Sheep farmer
Next of Kin
Mr James Gladwin Wynyard (father), PO Box 53, Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Wharepuhunga, RD, Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Military District
Hamilton
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit
2 Divisional Cavalry
Embarkation Date
5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 202
Campaigns
North Africa
Wounds and Diseases
Wounded: 25 May 1941
Last Unit Served
Divisional Cavalry
Place of Death
El Alamein, Egypt
Date of Death
2 November 1942
Age at Death
28
Year of Death
1942
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
II.G.2.
Biographical Notes
  • James Wynyard was the son of James Gladwin Wynyard and Agnes Mary Wynyard (ne Northcroft), of Te Awamutu, New Zealand.
  • All Black 1935-36, 1938
Description of Image
Wooden cross on his grave, El Alamein War Cemetery
NZETC
Further References
Sources Used
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com | Auckland Museum