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Full Name: Reginald Maurice Blay
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Reginald Maurice
Surname: Blay
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 9206
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mr F.J. Blay (father), 23 Edenbridge Street, Spreydon, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 23 Edenbridge Street, Spreydon, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20th (Canterbury-Otago) Battalion
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 20
Campaigns: Greece
Place of Death: Greece
Date of Death: 30 May 1941
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Grave Reference: 8. A. 20.
Biographical Notes: Reginald Blay was the son of Frank James Blay, and of Ruth Maud May Blay (nee Clark), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Description of Image:
  • Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in the Domain, Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece.
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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