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Full Name: Robert William Mitchell
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Robert William
Surname: Mitchell
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8514
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs E.G. Mitchell (mother), 34 Carlyle Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 34 Carlyle Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District: Dunedin
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Canterbury and 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 126
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 24 May 1941
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference: 6. A. 19.
Biographical Notes: Robert Mitchell was the son of Edwin and Emily Grace Mitchell, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait from The Weekly News; 13 August 1941
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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