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Full Name
James Arthur Erridge
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
James Arthur
Surname
Erridge
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
9165
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Miss C.M. Erridge (sister), Waitati, Otago, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Waitati, Otago, New Zealand
Military District
Dunedin
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit
20th (Canterbury-Otago) Battalion
Embarkation Date
5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 55
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
26 November 1941
Age at Death
32
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference
14. J. 15
Biographical Notes
James Erridge was the son of Thomas Andrew and Sarah Erridge.
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News 31 December 1941
Additional Information
Photographs taken in Cairo early in 1940 and reporduced in a book entitled An Honourable Surrender: A New Zealand soldier remembers by John Hogg MM, include images of Jimmy Erridge.
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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