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Full Name: Philip John Alderton
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Philip John
Surname: Alderton
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 16717
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Poultry-farmer
Next of Kin: Mrs E M Alderton (mother), 26 Harbour Terrace, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Signal Hill Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District: Dunedin
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Bel Hamed Plateau, Sidi Rezegh, Libya
Date of Death: 27 November 1941
Age at Death: 31
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 14. J. 14
Biographical Notes: Son of Herbert Edward and Ellen Maud Alderton, of Dersingham, Norfolk, England.
Further References: The Review, June and August 1980 describing the grave erected by his brother, David Alderton, at Tobruk.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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