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Full Name: Edward Lee Ward
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Edward Lee
Surname: Ward
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8201
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Linotype Operator
Next of Kin: Mrs Marjorie Isabel Ward (wife), 152 Earn Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: 152 Earn Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20th (Canterbury-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 190
Campaigns: Greece
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Greece
Date of Death: 18 April 1941
Age at Death: 28
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Grave Reference: 8. E. 17
Biographical Notes: Son of Edward and Susannah Ward; husband of Marjorie Isabel Ward, of Wakari, Dunedin
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:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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