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Full Name: William Douglas Diehl
Rank Last Held: Able Seaman
Forename(s): William Douglas
Surname: Diehl
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: C/5428
Gender: Male
Next of Kin: Alfred Emil Diehl (father), Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Last Unit Served: Royal Navy, HMS Phoebe, NZ Division
Place of Death: Mediterranean
Date of Death: 27 August 1941
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Torpedoed, listed missing, presumed killed
Cemetery Name: Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: 2. C. 16.
Biographical Notes: William Wiehl was the son of Alfred Emil Diehl and Gertrude Victoria Diehl (nee Stow), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait from The Weekly News; 10 September 1941
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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