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Full Name: Robert Wood Doig
Rank Last Held: Corporal
Forename(s): Robert Wood
Surname: Doig
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8124
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm labourer
Next of Kin: Mr James Robert Doig (father), PO Box 11, Chertsey, Canterbury, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: PO Box 11, Chertsey, Canterbury, New Zealand
Military District: Ashburton
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 50
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 28 June 1942
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1942
Cemetery Name: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: VIII. G. 16.
Memorial Name: Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand
Biographical Notes:
  • Robert Doig was the son of James Robert and Lily May Doig, of Chertsey, Canterbury, New Zealand.
  • Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial.
Description of Image:
  • Robert Wood Doig, Weekly News
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003.
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Panel 1 (WW2), names, bronze panel. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Commemoration panel WW1 and WW2, bronze plaque. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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