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Full Name
Earle Richard Chesterman
Rank Last Held
Major
Forename(s)
Earle Richard
Surname
Chesterman
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
11805
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
21 August 1914
Place of Birth
New Zealand
First Known Rank
Captain
Occupation before Enlistment
School Teacher
Next of Kin
Mr H.J. Chesterman (father), 23 King Edward Street, Masterton, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Nelson College, Nelson, New Zealand
Military District
Nelson
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
26 Canterbury Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 83
Campaigns
Western Desert
Military Awards
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
5 July 1942
Age at Death
27
Year of Death
1942
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
VIII. F. 5.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News 17 December 1941
  • Portrait, Weekly News
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