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Full Name
William Henry Windle
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
William Henry
Surname
Windle
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
13960
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
  • Private
  • Private
Occupation before Enlistment
  • Labourer
  • Labourer
Next of Kin
  • Mrs E. Windle (mother), Post Office, Riverdale, New Zealand
  • Mrs E. Windle (mother), Post Office, Riverdale, New Zealand
Marital Status
  • Single
  • Single
Enlistment Address
  • Post Office, Riverdale, New Zealand
  • Post Office, Riverdale, New Zealand
Military District
Burnham
Body on Embarkation
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
  • 30 Battalion
  • Machine Gun Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
  • WW2 3
  • WW2 5
Page on Nominal Roll
  • WW2 522
  • WW2 230
Last Unit Served
27 (Machine Gun) Battalion
Place of Death
At sea, lost in the SS Nino Bixio
Date of Death
17 August 1942
Age at Death
25
Year of Death
1942
Cause of Death
Killed whilst a Prisoner of War
Memorial Name
Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference
Column 106
Biographical Notes
  • William Windle was the son of Denis Patrick and Elizabeth Windle of Riverside, Southland.
  • He was killed when the Nino Bixio, carrying Allied prisoners, was torpedoed.
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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