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Full Name: Wilbert John Mainland
Rank Last Held: Lance Corporal
Forename(s): Wilbert John
Surname: Mainland
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 24168
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm labourer
Next of Kin: Mr G.A. Mainland (father), Kaipara Flats, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Kaipara Flats, New Zealand
Military District: Warkworth, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 3rd Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 24 Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 27 August 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Empress of Japan
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 313
Last Unit Served: 24 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 25 November 1941
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 14. J. 6.
Memorial Name:
  • Roll of Honour, Dilworth School, 2 Erin Street, Epsom, Auckland
  • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945, wood inlay, Puhoi, Kaipara Flats, Matakana, Leigh
  • Roll of Honour, Loyal Warkworth Pioneer Lodge M.U.I.O.O.C., Warkworth & District Museum, Warkworth
Biographical Notes: Wilbert Mainland was the son of George Arthur Mainland, and of Nona Mainland (Nee Heays), of Kaipara Flats, New Zealand.
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, displayed in the RSA Warkworth January 2012
  • Roll of Honour, portraits, Dilworth School, Epsom, Auckland
  • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945, wood inlay, Puhoi, Kaipara Flats, Matakana, Leigh (photo J Halpin January 2013
  • View in situ, Rolls of Honour, portraits in the RSA Warkworth (photo J Halpin, January 2012)
  • View, Warkworth RSA (photo J. Halpin January 2013)
  • Roll of Honour, Loyal Warkworth Pioneer Lodge M.U.I.O.O.C., Warkworth & District Museum
  • Detail, WW2 names, Roll of Honour, Loyal Warkworth Pioneer Lodge M.U.I.O.O.C., Warkworth & District Museum
  • Warkworth & District Museum (January 2013)
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