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Full Name
John Arthur Elkington
Rank Last Held
Corporal
Forename(s)
John Arthur
Surname
Elkington
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
62803
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Staff Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment
Motor engineer
Next of Kin
Mrs A. Te H. Elkington (wife), 66 Washington Road, Nelson, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Madsen, French Pass, New Zealand
Military District
Nelson
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 5
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 66
Campaigns
North Africa
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
2 November 1942
Age at Death
43
Year of Death
1942
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
I.A.1
Memorial Name
Memorial, Picton-Nelson Road
Biographical Notes
John Elkington was the son of John Arthur Elkington and Wetekia Elkington (nee Ruruka). He was the husband of Urutahi A. Elkington, Nelson.
Description of Image
  • War Memorial on the Picton-Nelson road (photo P. McDermott)
  • War Memorial on the Picton-Nelson road, name panel (photo P. McDermott)
Further References
Sources Used
  • 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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