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Full Name
Frank Eric Lester
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Frank Eric
Surname
Lester
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
15067
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Grocer
Next of Kin
Mrs A. Lester (mother), 35 Exeter Street, Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
35 Exeter Street, Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Military District
Christchurch
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Campaigns
North Africa
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
11 July 1942
Age at Death
25
Year of Death
1942
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Memorial Name
Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference
Column 103.
Biographical Notes
Frank Lester was the son of Edward James Lester and of Agnes Margaret Dorothy Gillespie Lester (nee Pender), of Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Sources Used
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com | Auckland Museum