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Full Name
David Nichol Whitteker
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
David Nichol
Surname
Whitteker
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
15385
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
14 October 1919
Place of Birth
Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Painter and soldier
Next of Kin
Mr D.G. Whitteker (father), Waitaki South, North Otago, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Waitaki South, North Otago, New Zealand
Military District
Burnham
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 512
Campaigns
Crete
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
26 May 1941
Age at Death
22
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference
11. A. 13.
Biographical Notes
David Whitteker was the son of David Gordon Whitteker and of Janet Frances Whitteker (nee McLennon), of Waitaki, Otago, New Zealand.
Description of Image
Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 July 1941
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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