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Full Name: George William Wheeler
Rank Last Held: Lance Corporal
Forename(s): George William
Surname: Wheeler
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 9179
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Fitter and boot repairer
Next of Kin: Mrs Ada L. Wheeler (mother), Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 121 Clyde Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Canterbury and Otago Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 194
Campaigns: Greece
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Greece
Date of Death: 24 April 1941
Age at Death: 33
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Grave Reference: 8. D. 10.
Description of Image:
  • Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in the Domain, 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. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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