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Full Name: Sherwin Gideon Taylor
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Sherwin Gideon
Surname: Taylor
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 18253
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Grocer's assistant
Next of Kin: Mr D.A. Taylor (father), 378 Cashel Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 378 Cashel Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 7th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Brigade
Embarkation Date: 15 September 1941
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel:
  • Aquitania
  • Johan van Oldenbarnevelt
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 5
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 207
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 15 July 1942
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1942
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: II. F. 10.
Biographical Notes: Sherwin Taylor was the son of David Alexander Taylor and Margaret Taylor, of Christchurch, 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. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941)
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