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Full Name: William Henry Yerrington
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William Henry
Surname: Yerrington
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 9371
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs L. Yerrington (mother), 95 Brougham Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Public Works Department, Taratahi, Marlborough, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: 20 (Canterbury & Otago) Infantry Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 203
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 22 May 1941
Age at Death: 30
Year of Death: 1941
Memorial Name: Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference: Face 14.
Biographical Notes: William Yerrington was the son of Henry Edward and Leah Yerrington.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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