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Full Name: Farquhar James McKerchar
Rank Last Held: Lieutenant
Forename(s): Farquhar James
Surname: McKerchar
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 10989
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Grocer's Assistant
Next of Kin: Mr D. McKerchar (father), Lochiel, Southland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 14 Exeter Street, Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 23 Canto
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 2
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 119
Campaigns: Italy
Military Awards: Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
Last Unit Served: 20 Armoured Regiment
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 17 December 1943
Age at Death: 26
Year of Death: 1943
Cemetery Name: Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference: IX. C. 38.
Biographical Notes: Farquhar McKerchar was the son of Duncan C. McKerchar and of E. Lydia McKerchar (nee Lindsay), of Lochiel, Southland, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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