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Full Name: Francis James Sutherland
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Francis James
Surname: Sutherland
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 9802
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Service Car Driver
Next of Kin: Mrs Margaret M. Sutherland (mother), Athol, Southland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Athol, Southland, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Canterbury and 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 176
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 22 May 1941
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference: 15. E. 20.
Biographical Notes: Son of Daniel Sutherland and of Margaret Violet Sutherland (nee Cusack), of Invercargill, Southland
Description of Image: Portrait, Weekly News
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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