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Full Name: William Osborne Chirnside
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William Osborne
Surname: Chirnside
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 17141
Gender: Male
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 26 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 30 November 1941
Age at Death: 37
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 14. C. 9.
Biographical Notes: William Chirnside was the son of William Law Chirnside and Emily Chirnside, of Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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