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Full Name
Jack Leslie Friend
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Jack Leslie
Surname
Friend
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
8378
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs L.L. Friend (mother), Grassmere, Southland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Bay Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
Military District
Invercargill
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 62
Campaigns
Crete
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
25 May 1941
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference
2 A 18
Description of Image
Portrait from The Weekly News; 16 July 1941
Additional Information
Son of John and Lois Louise Friend, of Grassmere, 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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