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Full Name: Philomel Francis Canning
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Philomel Francis
Surname: Canning
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 14593
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Seaman
Next of Kin: Mrs I.S.M. Canning (mother), 11 Jackson's Terrace, Lyttelton, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 11 Jackson's Terrace, Lyttelton, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforecements
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 74
Campaigns: Greece
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Greece
Date of Death: 4 June 1941
Age at Death: 26
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Grave Reference: 8. B. 19.
Biographical Notes: Philomel Canning was the son of John Francis Canning and Ivy Selina May Canning (nee Jeffery), of Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Description of Image:
  • Portrait from The Weekly News; 10 September 1941
  • Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece.
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
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