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Full Name: Edward Carr Jaspers
Rank Last Held: Corporal
Forename(s): Edward Carr
Surname: Jaspers
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 3672
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 12 November 1915
Place of Birth: Waipawa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Religion: Church of England
First Known Rank: Temporary Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Electrician
Next of Kin: Mr Jaspers (father), "Bellwood", Tahunanui, Nelson, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: "Bellwood", Tahunanui, Nelson, New Zealand
Enlistment Date: 1939
Age on Enlistment: 24
Military District: Te Awamutu
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 4 Reserve Mechanical Transport Company
Embarkation Date: December 1939
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Sobieski
Destination: Middle East
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 90
Campaigns:
  • Greece
  • Crete
  • Western Desert
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Army Service Corps, 4 Reserve Mechanical Transport Company
Place of Death: Oxford Circus, Western Desert, Egypt
Date of Death: 15 November 1941
Age at Death: 26
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Motor Cycle Accident
Cemetery Name: Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: Plot 12. Row G. Grave 3.
Cemetery Register No: Co/ 15037 (17A)
Memorial Name: Auckland Domain, an Olive Tree (Olea europaea) planted close to the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the grounds of the Auckland Domain commemorates those who fought on Crete in 1941.
Biographical Notes: Corporal Jaspers was the son of Percival Jaspers and of Margaret Jaspers (nee Murray), of Waipawa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
Description of Image:
  • Portrait (kindly provided by family)
  • Portrait, Weekly News 10 December 1941
Additional Information: D 743. O'H' RMT. Page 120 F/N & text .p82 F/N
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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