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Full Name: James Gladwin Wynyard
Rank Last Held: Captain
Forename(s): James Gladwin
Surname: Wynyard
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 1400
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 17 August 1914
Place of Birth: Kihikihi, Waikato, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Second Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment: Sheep farmer
Next of Kin: Mr James Gladwin Wynyard (father), PO Box 53, Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Wharepuhunga, RD, Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Military District: Hamilton
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 2 Divisional Cavalry
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 202
Campaigns: North Africa
Wounds and Diseases: Wounded: 25 May 1941
Last Unit Served: Divisional Cavalry
Place of Death: El Alamein, Egypt
Date of Death: 2 November 1942
Age at Death: 28
Year of Death: 1942
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: II.G.2.
Biographical Notes:
  • James Wynyard was the son of James Gladwin Wynyard and Agnes Mary Wynyard (ne Northcroft), of Te Awamutu, New Zealand.
  • All Black 1935-36, 1938
Description of Image: Wooden cross on his grave, El Alamein War Cemetery
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