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Full Name: Ernest Worsfold Ealam
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Ernest Worsfold
Surname: Ealam
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8031
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs E.C. Ealam (wife), C/o Post Office, Otaki Railway, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: 89 Sullivan Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
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 53
Campaigns: Crete
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 22 May 1941
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference: 15. E. 11.
Biographical Notes: Ernest Ealam was the son of Robert Ealam and of Mabel Eliza Ealam (nee Henley), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand husband of Eunice Catharine Ealam, of Christchurch.
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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