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Full Name: Douglas Borrie
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Douglas
Surname: Borrie
Also Known As: Doug
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 12763
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 4 August 1916
Place of Birth: Dunedin, New Zealand
Religion: Roman Catholic
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Waterside worker
Next of Kin: Mr Christopher Borrie (father), 20 Oxford Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 20 Oxford Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Physical Description: Height: 5 foot 10 inches
Enlistment Date: 17 May 1940
Age on Enlistment: 23
Military District: Dunedin
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 47
Campaigns: Western Desert
Military Awards:
  • 1939-1945 Star
  • Africa Star
  • War Medal 1939-1945
  • New Zealand Medal
Wounds and Diseases: Wounded in action 26 November 1941 and died 2 December 1941
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 2 December 1941
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 6. D. 21.
Biographical Notes:
  • Son of Christopher Douglas Borrie, and of Aminia (Minnie) Borrie (nee King), of Dunedin
  • Brother of Ronald, Elsie May, Sydney, Gertrude, Minnie
Description of Image: Portrait (kindly provided by family)
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:
  • Military Service Record papers (papers from a Service Record eg Record of Promotions, Reductions, Transfers etc)
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