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Full Name: William Frew
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William
Surname: Frew
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 9798
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Casual surfaceman
Next of Kin: Mr Charles Edmond Frew (brother), Fortrose, Southland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Fortrose, Southland, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20th (Canterbury-Otago) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 62
Campaigns: Egypt
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Egypt
Date of Death: 30 April 1940
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1940
Cause of Death: Died of sickness
Cemetery Name: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: P. 216
Description of Image: Portrait, Weekly News
Additional Information: Son of Alexander Frew and of Emily Frew (nee Boniface), of Fortrose, Southland, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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