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Full Name: David Nichol Whitteker
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): David Nichol
Surname: Whitteker
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 15385
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 14 October 1919
Place of Birth: Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Painter and soldier
Next of Kin: Mr D.G. Whitteker (father), Waitaki South, North Otago, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Waitaki South, North Otago, New Zealand
Military District: Burnham
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 512
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 26 May 1941
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference: 11. A. 13.
Biographical Notes: David Whitteker was the son of David Gordon Whitteker and of Janet Frances Whitteker (nee McLennon), of Waitaki, Otago, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 July 1941
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: http://www.cwgc.org
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