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Keith Archibald Vidgen Cross

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Keith Archibald Vidgen AWMM
  • Surname
    Cross AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    6291 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 June 1913 AWMM Australia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs J.C. Cross (mother), Mill Street, Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    6291 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Keith Cross was the son of Archibald Vidgen Cross and of Jane Christina Cross (nee Sulzberger), of Armadale, Western Australia. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 June 1942 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM VIII. G. 23. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • I AM VERY PRIVILEGED TO BE NAMED AFTER KEITH CROSS, MY UNCLE, KILLED BEFORE I WAS BORN. MY MOTHER AMY BELL TAYLOR (NEE Cross) was his sister. He was a instructor at the 6th (?) army ski school and went down to the desert from there as a reinforcement and was killed. there has been little research on the role of the ski school. it would be great to have more work done on this.
    Public - KEITHA WINNIFRED - Other relative - 22 March 2016
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 45 AWMM
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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22 March 2016KEITHA WINNIFREDWELLINGTON, NEW ZEALANDOther relative

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