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Full Name: Eric Wilfred Phipps
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): Eric Wilfred
Surname: Phipps
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 441364
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Trooper
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs E.O Phipps (wife), RD, Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: Hope, New Zealand
Military District: Nelson
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: New Zealand Armoured Corps
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 14
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 79
Last Unit Served: 20 Armoured Regiment
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 14 September 1945
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1945
Cemetery Name: Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
Grave Reference: III. A. 24.
Biographical Notes: Son of Frederick George Phipps and of Frances June Phipps (nee Newport), of Hope, Nelson, New Zealand; husband of Eleanora Garth Phipps, of Richmond, Nelson
Description of Image: Headstone, Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy (2007)
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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