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Full Name: Eric Francis McCauley
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Eric Francis
Surname: McCauley
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8368
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Rabbiter
Next of Kin: Mrs C.K. McCauley (wife), Burwood Station, Mossburn, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: Mossburn, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Canto.
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 108
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 27 November 1941
Age at Death: 31
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 14. H. 14.
Biographical Notes: Eric McCauley was the son of John Robert McCauley, and of Alice McCauley (nee Anderson), of Lumsden, Southland, New Zealand; husband of Caroline Kate McCauley, of South Brighton, Canterbury.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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