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Full Name
James Alfred Cartwright
Rank Last Held
Driver
Forename(s)
James Alfred
Surname
Cartwright
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
36846
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
9 August 1903
Place of Birth
New Zealand
First Known Rank
Driver
Occupation before Enlistment
Farmer
Next of Kin
Mrs Grace Cartwright (mother), Peace Avenue, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Kaimata, Inglewood, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Military District
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
2 Division Army Service Corps
Embarkation Date
1941
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
  • WW2 3
  • WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
  • WW2 78
  • WW2 60
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Army Service Corps, 6 Reserve Mechanical Transport Company
Place of Death
Western Desert, in the vicinity of Ruweisat Ridge, El Alamein
Date of Death
20 July 1942
Age at Death
42
Year of Death
1942
Cause of Death
Killed in action - in company with Engineer Detachment picking up mines
Memorial Name
Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference
Column 105.
Biographical Notes
James Cartwright was the son of Claude William Lorraine Cartwright and Mary Grace Cartwright, of Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand.
Further References
Henderson, J. (1954). p.146, 148, 205
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