Earle Richard Chesterman Born 21 August 1914 - Died 5 July 1942 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number11805 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankMajor AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait, Weekly News 17 December 1941 - This image may be s … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesEarle Richard AWMM SurnameChesterman AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number11805 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth21 August 1914 AWMM Place of birthNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesNew Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW2 School teacher AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Nelson College, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr H.J. Chesterman (father), 23 King Edward Street, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number11805 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsMentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMNelson, Tasman, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Captain AWMM; 26 Infantry Battalion AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankMajor AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Death About death Contribute › Age at death27 AWMM Date of death5 July 1942 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathWestern Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Cemetery nameEl Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Grave referenceVIII. F. 5. AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Earle Richard Chesterman by laying a poppy. Walter Chester William Chester Earle Richard Chesterman Robert Charles Chesterman Thomas Richard Chesterman Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Earle Richard Chesterman Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28 (Maori) Battalion Roll of Honour originally published in Cody (1956). Digital copyhttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor-_N100649.htmlSources UsedCody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further ReferenceCommonwealth War Graves Commission record.http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2092945Further Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 3: WW2 83 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.