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Full Name
Duncan Turoa Gotty
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Duncan Turoa
Surname
Gotty
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
65422
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs P.P. Gotty (wife), Hokorangi, Halcombe, Manawatu, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
C/o C. Williamson, Whangapurotu, Manunui, New Zealand
Military District
Palmerston North
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 5
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 81
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
5 January 1943
Age at Death
29
Year of Death
1943
Cemetery Name
Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya
Grave Reference
12. D. 12.
Memorial Name
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Halcombe War Memorial, Halcombe, Manawatu, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
Duncan Turoa Gotty was the son of George and Riihi Gotty; husband of Parehuia Gotty, of Halcombe, Wellington.
Description of Image
  • Headstone, Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya (photo B. Coutts, 2009)
  • Halcombe War Memorial, detail (photo Tammy Hart 2011)
  • Halcombe War Memorial, full view (photo Tammy Hart 2011)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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