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Full Name: Clifford Wilson
Rank Last Held: Captain
Forename(s): Clifford
Surname: Wilson
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 7265
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Captain
Occupation before Enlistment: Insurance clerk
Next of Kin: Mrs L.O.D. Wilson (wife), 29 Malvern Street, Woodhaugh, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: 182 Queen Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District: Dunedin
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Canterbury and 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 198
Military Awards:
  • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
  • Military Cross, Class C (Greece)
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 24 May 1941
Age at Death: 34
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference: 6. B. 4.
Description of Image: Portrait from The Weekly News; 16 July 1941
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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