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Full Name
Robert William Mitchell
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Robert William
Surname
Mitchell
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
8514
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs E.G. Mitchell (mother), 34 Carlyle Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
34 Carlyle Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District
Dunedin
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit
20 Canterbury and 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 126
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
24 May 1941
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference
6. A. 19.
Biographical Notes
Robert Mitchell was the son of Edwin and Emily Grace Mitchell, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
Description of Image
Portrait from The Weekly News; 13 August 1941
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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