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Full Name: John Richard Kidd
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): John Richard
Surname: Kidd
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8385
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Hairdresser
Next of Kin: Mrs W. Kidd (mother), 177 Elles Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 177 Elles Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20th (Canterbury-Otago) Battalion
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 97
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Greece
Date of Death: 18 April 1941
Age at Death: 30
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Grave Reference: 13. E. 16.
Biographical Notes: John Kidd was the son of Thomas Andrew and Willieminnie Kidd, of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.
Description of Image:
  • Portrait from The Weekly News; 9 July 1941
  • Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece.
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • 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. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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