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Full Name: Gordon Alex Herd
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Gordon Alex
Surname: Herd
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 19752
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Glasshouse assistant
Next of Kin: Mrs M. Herd (mother), Laking's Road, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Laking's Road, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
Military District: Blenheim
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Brigade
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 96
Campaigns: North Africa
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert, North Africa
Date of Death: 28 June 1942
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1942
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: Coll. grave VIII. G. 1-9.
Biographical Notes: Gordon Herd was the son of Alexander Palmer Herd and of Maria Herd (nee Newman), of Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Weekly News
Further References: Glue, W.A. & Pringle, D.J.C. (1957) p.606
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