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Full Name
Edward Carr Jaspers
Rank Last Held
Corporal
Forename(s)
Edward Carr
Surname
Jaspers
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
3672
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
12 November 1915
Place of Birth
Waipawa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Religion
Church of England
First Known Rank
Temporary Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Electrician
Next of Kin
Mr Jaspers (father), "Bellwood", Tahunanui, Nelson, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
"Bellwood", Tahunanui, Nelson, New Zealand
Enlistment Date
1939
Age on Enlistment
24
Military District
Te Awamutu
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit
4 Reserve Mechanical Transport Company
Embarkation Date
December 1939
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Sobieski
Destination
Middle East
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 90
Campaigns
  • Greece
  • Crete
  • Western Desert
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Army Service Corps, 4 Reserve Mechanical Transport Company
Place of Death
Oxford Circus, Western Desert, Egypt
Date of Death
15 November 1941
Age at Death
26
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Motor Cycle Accident
Cemetery Name
Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
Plot 12. Row G. Grave 3.
Cemetery Register No
Co/ 15037 (17A)
Memorial Name
Auckland Domain, an Olive Tree (Olea europaea) planted close to the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the grounds of the Auckland Domain commemorates those who fought on Crete in 1941.
Biographical Notes
Corporal Jaspers was the son of Percival Jaspers and of Margaret Jaspers (nee Murray), of Waipawa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Portrait (kindly provided by family)
  • Portrait, Weekly News 10 December 1941
Additional Information
D 743. O'H' RMT. Page 120 F/N & text .p82 F/N
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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