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Full Name
Robert John Farrell
Rank Last Held
Robert John
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
First Known Rank
Occupation before Enlistment
Farm hand
Next of Kin
Mrs M. Farrell (mother), Te Hapara, New Zealand
Marital Status
Enlistment Address
Kaunakania, Te Karaka, New Zealand
Military District
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 6th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 112
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
26 October 1942
Age at Death
Year of Death
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
II. E. 15.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Robert John Farrell was the son of Robert John and Mary Alice Farrell, of Gisborne
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman.

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