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Full Name
Harvey Landsborough Grooby
Rank Last Held
Warrant Officer Class 2
Forename(s)
Harvey Landsborough
Surname
Grooby
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
7969
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment
Hardware merchant
Next of Kin
Mr S. Grooby (brother), Pukemiro, Huntly, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Petric Avenue, Greymouth, New Zealand
Military District
Greymouth
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 71
Campaigns
Western Desert
Military Awards
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
1 December 1941
Age at Death
34
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference
14. K. 16.
Biographical Notes
Son of George and Mary Anne Grooby, of Greymouth
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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