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Full Name: Desmond Laurence Hargraves
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): Desmond Laurence
Surname: Hargraves
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 451540
Campaigns: Italy
Military Awards: Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
Last Unit Served: 20 Armoured Regiment
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 23 September 1944
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1944
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Ravenna War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference: V. E. 6.
Biographical Notes: Son of Elwyn Laurence Hargraves and of Gladys Hargraves (nee Lee), of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Weekly News
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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