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Wilfred McElrea

Portrait of Private Wilfrid McElrea, Auckland Weekly News, 21 May 1941. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19410521-30-8. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Wilfrid McElrea, Auckland Weekly News, 21 May 1941. Sir George Grey Special Coll …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wilfred AWMM
  • Surname
    McElrea AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 13316 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Milton, South Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs H.M. McElrea (mother), Milton, South Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 13316 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Wilfred McElrea was the son of James McElrea, and of Helen Methven McElrea, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM 13. A. 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2240315
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second 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. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 291 AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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