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Full Name
William Muirhead
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
William
Surname
Muirhead
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
9265
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs T. Rooney (mother), 6 Lacy Street, Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Haast Pass, New Zealand
Military District
Alexandra
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit
20 Canterbury and Otago Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 130
Campaigns
Crete
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
22 May 1941
Age at Death
26
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference
15. C. 9.
Biographical Notes
William Muirhead was the son of Alexander and Ellen K. Muirhead, of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland; stepson of Thomas Rooney, of Paisley.
Sources Used
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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