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Full Name: Philip MacDonald McGrath
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Philip MacDonald
Surname: McGrath
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 17212
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Wood worker
Next of Kin: Mr Joseph Speight (father), Southland Boys' High School, Invercargill, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: J Clark, Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District: Dunedin
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 220
Campaigns: North Africa
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 6 December 1941
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: Grave 14 G 16
Biographical Notes: Mr Joseph Speight and Marian Edith McGrath of Invercargill, New Zealand
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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