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Full Name: Godfrey Hamish Rutherford
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Godfrey Hamish
Surname: Rutherford
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 18248
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Musterer
Next of Kin: Mr G. Rutherford (father), Lochiel Private Bag, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Lochiel Private Bag, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District: Chrustchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Brigade
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 5
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 185
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 3 July 1942
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1942
Memorial Name: Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference: Column 104.
Biographical Notes: Godfrey Rutherford was the son of Godfrey Oliver Rutherford and Helen Rutherford, of Hanmer Springs, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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