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Full Name
Clifford Frank Gracia
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Clifford Frank
Surname
Gracia
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
16794
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mr F. Gracia (father), Benoit Street, Akaroa, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Benoit Street, Akaroa, New Zealand
Military District
Christchurch
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Embarkation Date
April or June 1941
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 134
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
15 July 1942
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1942
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
XXVIII. C. 14.
Biographical Notes
Clifford Gracia was the son of Frank and Martha Susan Jane Gracia, of Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, Defence of New Zealand Study Group.
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL: http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.html
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
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