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Full Name: Ernest George Stokes
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Ernest George
Surname: Stokes
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 16144
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm labourer
Next of Kin: Mr E.J. Stokes (father), 136 Durham Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: C/o N. Stokes, Mount Fyffe Road, Kaikoura, Marlborough, New Zealand
Military District: Morrinsville
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 456
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 15 July 1942
Age at Death: 30
Year of Death: 1942
Cemetery Name: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: II. F. 1.
Biographical Notes: Ernest Stokes was the son of Ernest John and Florence May Stokes, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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