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Full Name: William Muirhead
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William
Surname: Muirhead
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 9265
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs T. Rooney (mother), 6 Lacy Street, Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Haast Pass, New Zealand
Military District: Alexandra
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Canterbury and Otago Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 130
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 22 May 1941
Age at Death: 26
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference: 15. C. 9.
Biographical Notes: William Muirhead was the son of Alexander and Ellen K. Muirhead, of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland; stepson of Thomas Rooney, of Paisley.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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