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Full Name
William Peter Harding
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
William Peter
Surname
Harding
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39344
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Temporary Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment
Welder
Next of Kin
Mrs Ada Ingersoll (mother), 31 Garfield Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
31 Garfield Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District
Auckland
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 196
Campaigns
Crete
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
22 May 1941
Age at Death
27
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference
11. A. 20.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
William Peter Harding was the son of William Harding and of Ada Harding (nee Cook); husband of Flora Harding, of Takahiwai, Auckland, New Zealand.
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.

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