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Full Name
William Russell McKerchar
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
William Russell
Surname
McKerchar
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
15043
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Acting Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs C. McKerchar (mother), Tuatapere, Southland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
C/o H. Wilson, Islington, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District
Christchurch
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 301
Campaigns
Crete
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
2 June 1941
Age at Death
30
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference
12. E. 16.
Biographical Notes
William McKerchar was the son of George McKerchar and of Christina McKerchar (nee Russell), Tuatapere, Southland, New Zealand.
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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