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Full Name
Robert Wood Doig
Rank Last Held
Corporal
Forename(s)
Robert Wood
Surname
Doig
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
8124
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farm labourer
Next of Kin
Mr James Robert Doig (father), PO Box 11, Chertsey, Canterbury, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
PO Box 11, Chertsey, Canterbury, New Zealand
Military District
Ashburton
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit
20 Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 50
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
28 June 1942
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1942
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
VIII. G. 16.
Memorial Name
Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
  • Robert Doig was the son of James Robert and Lily May Doig, of Chertsey, Canterbury, New Zealand.
  • Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial.
Description of Image
  • Robert Wood Doig, Weekly News
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003.
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Panel 1 (WW2), names, bronze panel. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Commemoration panel WW1 and WW2, bronze plaque. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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