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Full Name: Forbes O'Rorke
Rank Last Held: Lieutenant
Forename(s): Forbes
Surname: O'Rorke
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 11760
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment: Sheep farmer
Next of Kin: Mrs L.M. O'Rorke (wife), Brackendale, Hororata, Canterbury, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: Brackendale, Hororata, Canterbury, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: 26 (Canterbury & Otago) Infantry Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 361
Campaigns: Greece
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Greece
Date of Death: 28 April 1941
Age at Death: 34
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Grave Reference: 13. D. 6.
Biographical Notes: Forbes O'Rorke was the son of Edward Dennis O'Rorke, and of Amy Clifford O'Rorke (nee Rhodes); husband of Letty M. O'Rorke, of Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
Description of Image:
  • Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in the Domain, Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece.
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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