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Full Name
Desmond Richard Nolan
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Desmond Richard
Surname
Nolan
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
18420
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farmhand
Next of Kin
Mrs G. Nolan (mother), Woodbury, Geraldine, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Woodbury, Geraldine, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Military District
Timaru
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 264
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
9 July 1942
Age at Death
29
Year of Death
1942
Cause of Death
Killed or died as prisoner of war
Cemetery Name
Caserta War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
VI, C, 17.
Biographical Notes
Desmond Nolan was the son of Richard Patrick Nolan and of Gertrude Clara Nolan (nee Wareing), of Woodbury, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL: http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.html
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