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Full Name
Reuben Prendergast
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Reuben
Surname
Prendergast
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
14823
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs I.M. Prendergast (mother), Te Pahu, Frankton, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
C/o C. Ceow, Horotiu, Hamilton, New Zealand
Military District
Hamilton
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 386
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
25 May 1941
Age at Death
21
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference
2. A. 15.
Biographical Notes
Reuben Prendergast was the son of John Augustine and Ivy Margaret Prendergast, of Te Pahu, Auckland, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Portrait from The Weekly News; 6 August 1941
  • Headstone at Suda Bay War Cemetery. Photograph by M. Newcombe
Sources Used
  • 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
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
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