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Full Name: Clifford Frank Gracia
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Clifford Frank
Surname: Gracia
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 16794
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mr F. Gracia (father), Benoit Street, Akaroa, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Benoit Street, Akaroa, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Embarkation Date: April or June 1941
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 134
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 15 July 1942
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1942
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: XXVIII. C. 14.
Biographical Notes: Clifford Gracia was the son of Frank and Martha Susan Jane Gracia, of Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, Defence of New Zealand Study Group.
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL: http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.html
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
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