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Full Name
Wilbert John Mainland
Rank Last Held
Lance Corporal
Forename(s)
Wilbert John
Surname
Mainland
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
24168
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farm labourer
Next of Kin
Mr G.A. Mainland (father), Kaipara Flats, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Kaipara Flats, New Zealand
Military District
Warkworth, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 3rd Echelon
Embarkation Unit
24 Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
27 August 1940
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Empress of Japan
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 313
Last Unit Served
24 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
25 November 1941
Age at Death
22
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference
14. J. 6.
Memorial Name
  • Roll of Honour, Dilworth School, 2 Erin Street, Epsom, Auckland
  • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945, wood inlay, Puhoi, Kaipara Flats, Matakana, Leigh
  • Roll of Honour, Loyal Warkworth Pioneer Lodge M.U.I.O.O.C., Warkworth & District Museum, Warkworth
Biographical Notes
Wilbert Mainland was the son of George Arthur Mainland, and of Nona Mainland (Nee Heays), of Kaipara Flats, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, displayed in the RSA Warkworth January 2012
  • Roll of Honour, portraits, Dilworth School, Epsom, Auckland
  • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945, wood inlay, Puhoi, Kaipara Flats, Matakana, Leigh (photo J Halpin January 2013
  • View in situ, Rolls of Honour, portraits in the RSA Warkworth (photo J Halpin, January 2012)
  • View, Warkworth RSA (photo J. Halpin January 2013)
  • Roll of Honour, Loyal Warkworth Pioneer Lodge M.U.I.O.O.C., Warkworth & District Museum
  • Detail, WW2 names, Roll of Honour, Loyal Warkworth Pioneer Lodge M.U.I.O.O.C., Warkworth & District Museum
  • Warkworth & District Museum (January 2013)
Sources Used
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com | Auckland Museum