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Full Name: Rex Southon
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Rex
Surname: Southon
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 9214
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Transport driver
Next of Kin: Mr T. Southon (father), Inangahua Junction, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 10 Herald Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 6 Field Company
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 170
Campaigns: Egypt
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Egypt
Date of Death: 7 July 1941
Age at Death: 28
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: K. 68.
Biographical Notes:
  • Rex Southon was the son of Thomas and Louisa Clara Southon, of Inangahua Junction, Nelson, New Zealand.
  • CWGC lists first names as Ilex Vernon Rex
Description of Image: Portrait from The Weekly News; 30 July 1941
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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