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Full Name
William Smith Anthony Cummock
Rank Last Held
Lance Bombardier
Forename(s)
William Smith Anthony
Surname
Cummock
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
25538
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Gunner
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mr J. Cummock (father), Galloway, Otago, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Galloway, Otago, New Zealand
Military District
Alexandra, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 3rd Division (IP)
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
New Zealand Artillery, 35 Battery
Embarkation Date
  • November 1940
  • 1941
Place of Embarkation
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Rangatira or HMNZS Monowai
Destination
  • Fiji
  • Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
  • WW2 3
  • WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
  • WW2 109
  • WW2 85
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Artillery, 4 Field Regiment
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
31 October 1942
Age at Death
28
Year of Death
1942
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
I. C. 23.
Biographical Notes
William Cummock was the son of James Cummock, and of Ellen Cummock (nee Birnie), of Galloway, Otago, New Zealand.
Sources Used
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com | Auckland Museum