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Full Name: James Arthur Erridge
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): James Arthur
Surname: Erridge
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 9165
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Miss C.M. Erridge (sister), Waitati, Otago, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Waitati, Otago, New Zealand
Military District: Dunedin
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 55
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 26 November 1941
Age at Death: 32
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 14. J. 15
Biographical Notes: James Erridge was the son of Thomas Andrew and Sarah Erridge.
Description of Image: Portrait, Weekly News 31 December 1941
Additional Information: Photographs taken in Cairo early in 1940 and reporduced in a book entitled An Honourable Surrender: A New Zealand soldier remembers by John Hogg MM, include images of Jimmy Erridge.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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