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Full Name: William Lewis Alcock
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William Lewis
Surname: Alcock
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 11842
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs A. Alcock (mother), Wingatui, Otago, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Wingatui, Otago, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: 26 Canto Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 8
Campaigns: Germany
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Germany
Date of Death: 10 February 1941
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Died while Prisoner of War
Cemetery Name: Prague War Cemetery, Czech Republic
Grave Reference: III. C. 4
Biographical Notes: Son of Albert and Annie Agnes Alcock, of Wingatui, Otago, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Weekly News 10 December 1941
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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