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Full Name: Harvey Landsborough Grooby
Rank Last Held: Warrant Officer Class 2
Forename(s): Harvey Landsborough
Surname: Grooby
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 7969
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment: Hardware merchant
Next of Kin: Mr S. Grooby (brother), Pukemiro, Huntly, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Petric Avenue, Greymouth, New Zealand
Military District: Greymouth
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 71
Campaigns: Western Desert
Military Awards: Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 1 December 1941
Age at Death: 34
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 14. K. 16.
Biographical Notes: Son of George and Mary Anne Grooby, of Greymouth
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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