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Full Name: Alexander Royle Sherlock
Rank Last Held: Corporal
Forename(s): Alexander Royle
Surname: Sherlock
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8451
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Storeman
Next of Kin: Mrs R. Sherlock (wife), 254 Tweed Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: 254 Tweed Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Canterbury and Otago Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 163
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 27 November 1941
Age at Death: 34
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 14. B. 12.
Biographical Notes: Alexander Sherlock was the son of J. Sherlock and Christina Sherlock; husband of Rita Sherlock, of Avonside, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Weekly News 31 December 1941
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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