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Full Name
William Frew
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
William
Surname
Frew
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
9798
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Casual surfaceman
Next of Kin
Mr Charles Edmond Frew (brother), Fortrose, Southland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Fortrose, Southland, New Zealand
Military District
Invercargill
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit
20th (Canterbury-Otago) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 62
Campaigns
Egypt
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Egypt
Date of Death
30 April 1940
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1940
Cause of Death
Died of sickness
Cemetery Name
Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
P. 216
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News
Additional Information
Son of Alexander Frew and of Emily Frew (nee Boniface), of Fortrose, Southland, New Zealand.
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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