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Full Name: Wilfred Ellis Dove
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Wilfred Ellis
Surname: Dove
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8065
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Storeman
Next of Kin: Mr N. Dove (brother), 187 Junction Road, Hornby, Canterbury, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 187 Junction Road, Hornby, Canterbury, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
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 51
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 22 May 1941
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference: 15. E. 10.
Biographical Notes: Wilfred Dove was the son of Thomas Standish Dove and Hetty Dove, of Hornby, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait from The Weekly News; 13 August 1941
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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