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Full Name: Bertram Frederick Drogemuller
Rank Last Held: Corporal
Forename(s): Bertram Frederick
Surname: Drogemuller
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 7054
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Watersider
Next of Kin: Mrs F. Dorgemuller (mother), 3 Elliott Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Imperial Hotel, Greymouth, New Zealand
Military District: Greymouth
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: Headquarters, 20 Battalion
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Vessel: Dunera
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 52
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 22 May 1941
Age at Death: 31
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference: Face 13.
Biographical Notes: Son of Frederick Dietrick Drogemuller and of Johanna Maria Clara Drogemuller (nee Schroder), of Nelson
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL:
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