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Wilfred John Hornsey

Image 1: Headstone at Knightsbridge Cemetery, Libya - This image may be subject to copyright

Image 1: Headstone at Knightsbridge Cemetery, Libya - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wilfred John AWMM
  • Surname
    Hornsey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    30314 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1913 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 16 July 2023 -
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Laurence Richard and Alice Gertrude Hornsey, of Morrinsville Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 16 July 2023 -
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    30314 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.90 Clerk 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.90
    GisborneGisborne 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.90
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Wilfred Hornsey was the son of Laurence Richard and Alice Gertrude Hornsey, of Morrinsville. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 14. C. 23. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    LANCE-CORPORAL HORNSEY Cabled advice has been received by Mrs A. G. Hornsey, of Morrinsville, that her son Lance-Corporal Wilfred John Hornsey, has been killed in action. He was educated at the Morrinsville High School. After entering the Post and Telegraph Department at Morrinsville he was transferred to Whakatane and Gisborne. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 16 July 2023 - KILLED IN ACTION
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • 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
      p.90 AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
16 July 2023Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher

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