South Canterbury Servicemen - Nominal 2 NZEF

For the cry was Onward! onward! some were calling - "take a part."

The WWII Nominal Rolls records the names of the 2NZEF. Formed on September 3, 1939. Enlistment began on September 12, 1939, and the first echelon embarked for Egypt in January 1940, arriving the following month. In May 1940 the second echelon embarked, but was diverted to Britain and did not reach Egypt until March 1941. The third, embarking in August 1940, arrived in Egypt in September and was deployed to northern Greece in March 1941.

2 NZEF Nominal Rolls 1939-1948

1378 from Timaru
 294 from Waimate
 276 from Temuka
157 from Geraldine
  92 from Pleasant Point

22 from Albury
Stanley Edward Askin 238799
Henry Wreford Besley 74982
Jack Albury Bowman 74055
William Douglas Ayson Brown 76412
Laurence William Cantwell 74350
Joseph Ralph Dale 43157
Hazel Anne Dale 820746
Hubert Henry Foster 455732
Anthony Edward Timothy Gallen 418032
Henry James Green 7374
Peter Alexander Groundwater 459704
Kenneth Guy 461515
Edward Higgs 81415
Robert Alister Irving 18487
John Frederick Kliem 68962
John Frederick Kliern 68962
Samuel McCourtney 50360
John Telford Munro 266890
Lawrence John Norton 238803
Richard Cobbald Perry271595
Philip Geoffrey Sargent 383628
Alan Dewar Simpson 50364
Alan Dewar Simpson 50361
Thomas James Smallridge 13699
Andrew John Walker 81352
Frank Robert Wood 402951


6 Woodbury
Keith Lancelot Shandon Baker 436938
John Rowland Burdon 251254
Randall Alexander Fergusson
Laurence Thomas Fifield 642653
Douglas William Galbraith 24524
Edward Rae 058325


7 from Levels
 
Edmond Arthur Bloxham 228401
Kevin Day 451216
Raymond Francis Day 637965
John Rague Deane 437302
David Matheson France 423887
John Grattan Martin Goulding 18545
William Nathan Young 622622

6 from Lake Tekapo
1940 Harry Winfield Bennett 9719
1942 George Inglis Cassie 2904606
1941 Robert Daniel Cavanagh 19616
1941 Samuel Thomas Ellis 18556
1941 John Douglas Fyfe 409??
1945 William Robert Bruce Summers 448312
[year = residence in that year]

1 from Pukaki
Ronald Morris 643886
Residence: 1946-1948 - Pukaki, NZ
Embarkation: 1946-1948
Relative Name: Mrs H E Ingle
Relationship: Guardian
Nominal Roll: 1 Jan 1946 - 30 Jun 1948

109 from Fairlie 
Harry David Annan 50222
James Lowry Austin 8123
John Austin 66424
George Hamilton Baird 19504
Hugh Valentine Baird 282016
Douglas Barwood 11509
Sidney Stewart Benson 580213
William Ernest Bloxham 32281
Ronald Arthur Braddick 283425
Godley Victor Bray 9079
Harold Bray 42151
Edgar Thiers Bray 627036
Mervyn James Breen Fairlie
Mervyn James Breen 18555
John Edward Brook 10583
Sydney James Brook 16878
Stanley Gordon Brook 424903
Alan Macgregur Cameron 458785
Alan Hector Carlton 11685
Robert Allan Cartwright 283494
Joseph Casey 22428

109 from Fairlie   continued
Bryan O'malley Casey 664015
John Frederick Cassie 476510
Trevor Henry Chappell 407229
John Kidd Clarke 50295
Trevor Hamilton Cook 13523
John Fraser Cooper 424428
Leslie David Eldred Cordes 24464
Richard Douglas Cordes 283160
Charles Edward Cowan 48544
Andrew Alexander Cowan 254722
Ronald William Cowan 447363
Winifred Georgina Cowan 820030
Harold Stanley Cox 216538
Thomas Alan Crampton 18525
Leo Francis Creighton 18567
Edward Crichton 61130
Charles Percival Wai Davis 523403
Noel Derek Denny 634769
Alan John Deuart 43761
Alan John Deuart 13761
George Dewar 424911
Horace Glendinning Dixon 438476
James Hamilton Dixon 406219
Leo Christopher Edwards 115089
Noel Ellis 1943 254649
Lewis Thomas Gardner 10820
Herbert Harold Gibson 17183
Vincent William Gillespie 50358
Francis James Gilmore 7375
John Patrick Hanifin 283419
Ernest John Hannigan 22442
Cecil Victor Honniwell 9954
Thomas Robert Horne 37616
George Rhodes Innes 454649
James Ian Innes 457998
William Sefton Johnston 586451
Leslie Gilbert Joyce 50162
Arthur Patrick John Kane 19097
Cyril Kitto 73141
John Lawlor 1941 19653
Robert Kinsley Lee 648119
John David Letham 15056
David Lundie 039800
Andrew Neil MacDonald 039817
Alister MacKintosh 687940
Roderick Macrae MacLean 11772
Patrick McCarthy 19618
William Stephen McCarthy 61473
James Roderick McConnell 283400
James Middleton 18570
Andrew Stewart Mills 1942 238962
Huestan Alexander Munro 18560
Francis William Nolan 73086
Desmond John O'Connor 427148
Desmond John O'Connor 427448
John Treleaven Oram 235448
Walter Paton 50250
Henry George Pearce 438544
Anthony Michael Quill 16959
Frederick Robert Rainey 19192
Roy Murray Rapley 9481
Edwin Ridley 480166
Alan Charles Tuavea Robertson 11687
Robert Willham John Sadler 7590
Ralph Saint 46856
Peter Standish Savill 22422
Kevin Joseph Scott 227703
Thomas Shanks 11526
George Morley Siegert 73520
Herbert Leslie Skilton Fairlie
David Howie Small 38401
Frederick Joseph Smeal 7631
Richard Barnsley Smyth 511905
Ardrew Hugh Struthers 19682
James Cleland Pringle 417487
Jessie Leah Struthers 820888
Ronald Alfred Struthers 252372
Allan William Charles Surridge 16864
Marjorie Susan Laurie Talbot 63393
Kenneth Dunbar Tovey 473979
William Alexander Urquhart 47434
William Alexander Urquhart 47434
Alfred Rex Waddington 18586
Harold Ambrose Waldie 634832
Bernard Wareing 50682
Ashley Herbert Peebles Whatman 283496
Harold Stephen Whitley 62995
Peter Willimott 298063

Abbreviations

32 examples
18 selected mother as NOK, 4 wife, 8 father, 1 sister, 1 brother
26 were single and six were married 

Guide to researching New Zealand Service Personnel
An official Army record for a WWII soldier is available
from NZDF Personnel Archives.

The National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand
holds the Nominal and Embarkation Rolls for WWII in their library.

Charles Graham Baynes
Embarkation: 1942
Army Number: 74099
Dvr. NZ ASC
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Married
Occupation: Farm hand
Last Residence: Waihao Forks, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs K N Baynes c/o D. Thompson, Waihao Forks
Relationship: Wife
Nominal Roll: 1 Jul 1942 - 31 Dec 1942

Edmond Arthur Bloxham
Embarkation: 1942
Army Number: 228401
NZASC
Single
Last Residence: Levels, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mr P L Bloxham 56 Bank St., Timaru
Relationship: Brother
Nominal Roll: 1 Jul 1942 - 31 Dec 1942 

Nominal Roll: 1 Jul 1940 - 31 Mar 1941
Name: Alan Hector Carlton
Embarkation: 1940-1941
Army Number: 11685 Cpl 26 Canto.
Occupation:  Accountant Sloan St. Fairlie
Last Residence: Fairlie
Relative Name: Mrs Margaret Carlton Sloan St. Fairlie
Relationship: Mother
Single

Name: Percival Dansil Carlton
Embarkation: 1940-1941
Army Number: 60008 Ry. C & M. Gp.
Last Residence: South Canterbury, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs Margaret Carlton
Relationship: Mother
Nominal Roll: 1 Jul 1940 - 31 Mar 1941
Carpenter
Place of Enlistment New Plymouth

John Thomas Linton Climo
Embarkation: 1945
Army Number: 629989
Pte Inf. Reinfs.
Single
Place of enlistment: Timaru
occupation: Mill hand
Last Residence: 18 Oxford St. Timaru
Relative Name: Mrs A M Climo, 12 King St. Timaru
Relationship: Mother
Nominal Roll: 1 Jan 1945 - 31 Dec 1945 

Thomas Alan Crampton
Embarkation: 1941
Army Number: 18525
Pte Inf. 8 Bde. Gp.
Single
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: Teamster
Last Residence: Fairlie, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs M Crampton, P.O. Box 94, Fairlie
Relationship: Mother
Nominal Roll: 1 Jul 1941 - 30 Sep 1941

Edward Crichton
Embarkation: 1941
Army Number: 61130
Gnr. NZOC
Single
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: Labourer
Address: Gorge Rd, Fairlie
Last Residence: Fairlie, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs B Crichton
Relationship: Mother

La Tour Mollett D'Auvergne
Embarkation: 1940
Army Number: 7110
Pte. 27 M.G.
Single
Last Residence: Timaru
Occupation: farmer
Residence: Waiho Forks, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mr E S D'Auvergne, Waiho Forks, Waimate
Relationship: Father
Nominal Roll: 1939 - 31 Mar 1940

Name: Alister Austin Deans
Embarkation: 1940
Army Number: 8069
L/Cpl H.Q. 20 Canto.
Single
Place of Enlistment: Christchurch
Occupation: Artist
Last Residence: Darfield, RMD, Canterbury, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs A Deans, Darfield, RMD, Canterbury
Relationship: Mother
Nominal Roll: 1939 - 31 Mar 1940

Cyril Dupree De Clifford
Embarkation: 1940
Army Number: 8906
Sgt. 2 Div. Sup Coln.
Married
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: Printer
Last Residence: Club Hotel, Timaru, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs J L De Clifford. 38 Maltby Ave, Timaru
Relationship: Wife
Nominal Roll: 1939 - 31 Mar 1940

George Edward Howard
Embarkation: 1940
Army Number: 9725
27 MG
Single
Occupation Labourer and lorry driver
Last Residence: 8 Raymond St. Timaru, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs H Howard (mother)
Relationship: Mother, 8 Raymond St. Timaru
Nominal Roll: 1939 - 31 Mar 1940

Ruben Hinds Howell
7188 Lt. 27 MG
Single
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: Farmer
Last Residence: Mount Nimrod, Cave
Relative Name: Mr W. Howell, Mount Nimrod, Cave (father)

James Amsley Iggo
Embarkation: 1943
Army Number: 213921 [sic: 243921 ]
Tpr Armed Bde.
Single
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: Farm hand
Last Residence: c/o J. Stewart, Waikakahi RMD, Waimate
Relative Name: Mrs T E G Batchelor, P.O. Box 32, Waimate
Relationship: Sister
Nominal Roll: 1 Jul 1943 - 31 Dec 1943 

George Rhodes Innes
Embarkation: 1943
Army Number: 454649
Tpr Armed. Bde
Married
Place of enrollment: Timaru
Occupation: Shepherd
Last Residence: Haldon Station, Fairlie, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs P V Innes, Dunstan Downs, Omarama
Relationship: Wife
Nominal Roll: 1 Jul 1943 - 31 Dec 1943

James Ian Innes
Embarkation: 1943
Army Number: 457998
Sgt. Armd. Bde
Married
Place of enrollment: Timaru
Occupation: Shepherd
Last Residence: Haldon Station, Fairlie, New Zealand
Last Residence: Fairlie, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs C M J Innes, Mairangi, Woodend
Relationship: Wife
Nominal Roll: 1 Jul 1943 - 31 Dec 1943

Henry Joseph Kaye
Embarkation: 1941
Army Number: 17861
Single
Last Residence: 65 Forfar St. Mosgiel, New Zealand
Tpr 2 Div. Cav. S Dunedin Teacher
Relative Name: Mr W T O Kaye, 65 Forfar St. Mosgiel
Relationship: Father
Nominal Roll: 1 Apr 1941 - 30 Jun 1941 

Maurice McConnell
Embarkation: 1945
Army Number: 406370
L Cpl. Inf. Reinfs
Single
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: labourer
Last Residence: Four Peaks, Geraldine, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs E C Smith c/o Four Peaks, Geraldine
Relationship: Mother
Nominal Roll: 1 Jan 1945 - 31 Dec 1945

Hugh James Morrison
Embarkation: 1941
Army Number: 16882
Tpr 2 Div. Cav.
Single
Place of enlistment: Ashburton
Last Residence: Longbeach, New Zealand
Occupation: Shepherd
Address; C/o J.H. Grigg, Longbeach
Relative Name: Mr D Morrison, Strathbrae, Albury, (f)
Relationship: Father
Nominal Roll: 1 Apr 1941 - 30 Jun 1941

Desmond Patrick O'Connor
Embarkation: 1941
Army Number: 60070
Bdr. Arty. Reinfs.
Single
Place of enrollment: Papakura
Occupation: Soldier
Last Residence: 44 Bowker St. Timaru, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mr M J O'Connor, 44 Bowker St. Timaru
Relationship: Father
Nominal Roll: 1 Apr 1941 - 30 Jun 1941
 

Herbert Valentine Pelvin
Embarkation: 1944
Army Number: 475494
Pte. Inf. Bde.
Married
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: Clerk
Last Residence: 33 Manse St, Waimate, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs A Pelvin, c/o Mrs W. Craig, 96 Evans St. Timaru
Relationship: Wife
Nominal Roll: 1 Jan 1944 - 31 Mar 1944
 

Thomas Shanks
Embarkation: 1940
Army Number: 11526
Pte 23 Canto.
Single
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: labourer
Last Residence: c/o Fairlie Post Office, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs A E Shanks, Auchenblae, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Relationship: Mother
Nominal Roll: 1 Apr 1940 - 30 Jun 1940

John Oliver Stephens
Embarkation: 1942
Army Number: 42754
Pte. NZMC
Single
Place of enlistment: Wellington
Occupation: Mental hospital assistant c/o Staff, Hospital Poriua
Last Residence: Timaru, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mr W Stephens, 59 Harper St. Timaru
Relationship: Father
Nominal Roll: 1 Jul 1942 - 31 Dec 1942

William Henry Stephens
Embarkation: 1941
Army Number: 17122
Pte Inf. Reinfs.
Single
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: Painter
Last Residence: 59 Harper St., Timaru, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs A Stephens, 59 Harper St., Timaru
Relationship: Mother
Nominal Roll: 1 Apr 1941 - 30 Jun 1941

Richard Godfrey Symes
Embarkation: 1940-1941
Army Number: 13468
H.Q. 26 Canto.
Single
Place of Enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: labourer
Last Residence: Clandeboye, Temuka, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs Hannah M Symes, Hawks Town, Wicklow, Ireland
Relationship: Mother
Nominal Roll: 1 Jul 1940 - 31 Mar 1941

David Mowbray Howard Tripp
Embarkation: 1940
Army Number: 1171
Last Residence: Geraldine, New Zealand
Single
Relative Name: Mr J M H Tripp
Relationship: Father
Nominal Roll: 1939 - 31 Mar 1940

David ___ Howard Tripp
Embarkation: 1943
Army Number: 4474
Last Residence: Geraldine, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mr A M Tripp
Single
Relationship: Father
Nominal Roll: 1 Jul 1943 - 31 Dec 1943

Alfred John Williams
Embarkation: 1941
Army Number: 18588
Pte. Inf. 8 Bde. Gp.
Single
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: Pottery worker
Last Residence: 233 Church St, Timaru, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs A Williams, 9K, RD, Otekaleke
Relationship: Mother
Nominal Roll: 1 Jul 1941 - 30 Sep 1941

Cedric Charles Williams
Embarkation: 1942
Army Number: 240103
Pte H.Q. Inf. Bde.
Single
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: Warehouse asst.
Last Residence: 9 Raymond St. Timaru, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs E M Williams, 9 Raymond St. Timaru
Relationship: Mother
Nominal Roll: 1 Jul 1942 - 31 Dec 1942

Cecil Morton Williams
Embarkation: 1942
Army Number: 76696
Pte H.Q. Inf. Bde.
Single
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: Plumber
Last Residence: 151 North St., Timaru, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs M Williams, 151 North St., Timaru
Relationship: Mother
Nominal Roll: 1 Apr 1942 - 30 Jun 1942

Desmond Williams
Embarkation: 1941
Army Number: 61107
Gnr. 14 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Single
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: Bricklayer
Last Residence: 139 North St, Timaru, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs M A Williams, 139 North St, Timaru
Relationship: Mother
Nominal Roll: 1 Apr 1941 - 30 Jun 1941

Ivan John Williams
Embarkation: 1942
Army Number: 283407
Bdr Light A A
Single
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: Baker
Last Residence: 39 Evans St., Timaru, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs E Williams, No. 3 Flat, silver Birches, Theodocia St., Timaru
Relationship: Mother
Nominal Roll: 1 Jul 1942 - 31 Dec 1942

Stanley John Williams
Embarkation: 1942
Army Number: 48724
S/Sgt. A/Tk Bde
Married
Place of enlistment: Timaru
Occupation: Clerk
Last Residence: 19 Arthur St., Timaru, New Zealand
Relative Name: Mrs M E Williams, 19 Arthur St., Timaru
Relationship: Wife
Nominal Roll: 1 Jul 1942 - 31 Dec 1942

NZEF2 WWII Nominal Rolls, 1939-1948
Eric George Smith 		Other: Mrs H Smith  	Residence: 1940-1941 - Timaru
Leslie Winschcombe Smith 	Other: Mrs K A Smith  	Residence: 1940-1941 - Timaru
Leslie Winschcombe Smith 	Other: Mrs K A Smith 	Residence: 1941 - Timaru  
Wallace Francis Smith		Other: Mrs M A Smith 	Residence: 1940 - Timaru 
Walter John Smith 		Other: Mrs Ethel Becken Smith Residence: 1940 - Timaru 
Cyril Archibald Smith  		Other: Mr A H Smith 	Residence: 1941 - Timaru 
James Marshall Smith 		Other: Mrs S C Smith 	Residence: 1941 - Timaru 
James William Smith 		Other: Mrs K Smith 	Residence: 1941 - Washdyke 
James William Smith 		Other: Mrs K Smith 	Residence: 1942 - Washdyke 
John Henry Smith 		Other: Mrs S L Smith 	Residence: 1941 - Timaru  
Stanley York Smith 		Other: Mrs A Smith 	Residence: 1941 - Timaru 
Douglas Lawson Smith 		Other: Mrs M T Smith 	Residence: 1942 - Timaru 
Douglas William Smith 				     	Residence: 1942 - Timaru 
Douglas Lawson Smith 		Other: Mrs M L Smith 	Residence: 1943 - Timaru 
George Arthur Evans Smith 	Other: Mrs M M Smith 	Residence: 1943 - Winchester 
W?? Richard Smith 		Other: Mrs R L Smith 	Residence: 1943 - Timaru 
Walter Vernon Jackson Smith 	Other: Mrs G E Smith 	Residence: 1943 - Timaru 
William Leslie Smith 		Other: Mrs A C Smith 	Residence: 1943 - Timaru 
Byron Thomas Smith 		Other: Mrs I Smith 	Residence: 1944 - Timaru 
Robert James Smith 		Other: Mrs ?? M Smith 	Residence: 1944 - Timaru 
Herbert Thomas Sylvester Smith 	Other: Mrs M E Smith 	Residence: 1946-1948 - Timaru 
Gordon Andrews Smith 		Other: Mrs V M Smith 	Residence: 1945 - Timaru 
James Ronald Smith 		Other: Mrs V M Smith 	Residence: 1946-1948 - Timaru 


Aquitania leaving Wellington 1940

VOYAGE ACCOUNT - letter home

Reg. No 42151
N.Z.O.C.
5th Reinforcement 5 /14/41

Dear....,
As we are unable to send cables home to NZ; as we are told, I thought I would drop you a note to let you know a bit about the voyage.

Amsterdam and the Mauritania were two the two troopships that left NZ and on the trip on the Amsterdam I only feed the fish once, that was crossing the Tasman so that was not so bad for me.

10th April we sailed into the Sydney harbour and passed the Queen Elizabeth loaded with Aussies; then pulled into the wharf opposite to where the Isle of France was tired up. There we loaded on more food supply plus twelve hundred Aussies and by joves they are great lads, and there was no leave for us there so we were very disappointed as Sydney was a town where we wanted leave.

11th Set sail for Fremantle, and just out side the heads of the Sydney harbour we picked up the Queen Mary so by this time we had with us the biggest convoy that has ever left NZ or Australia. As we were told by the Aussies that came on board our boat, it was the first trip for the Queen Elizabeth out to Australia so the troopships were Amsterdam, Mauritania, Isle of France, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.

16th Sailed into Fremantle harbour where the two Queen 's and the Isle of France anchored outside while the Amsterdam and the Mauritania sailed on and tired up to the wharf. There we managed to capture two days leave and the people of Perth gave us a great welcome to their town. Showing us the town in their cars, free rides on the buses, trams, boats, etc., also cup of tea and dance arranged for us at different places. There were boys scouts scattered all over the town to give us any information what we wanted to know.

19th Set sail again up the coast of Australia and after three days out from Fremantle we left the main convoy and set off for the Singapore Naval Base and arrived there on the 24th of April.

Anzac morning was spent transhipping on to the Acquitania, a cattle boat what we called her when we went on board but we soon got settled down. The afternoon was spent on a small route march to a swimming bath about two miles from the boat, I will say the swim was good, but the march had me beat, it was too hot, enough to melt a man into a grease spot. There was no leave for us so one night we rushed the gangway and made an escape onto land where we could get a bit of fresh air. Myself I never want to see the place again, too hot and the water is rotten so the climate does not suit me. I cannot say I have been to Singapore though I was within 15 miles of it, and I saw the town when we were sailing for Colombo.

Left the Aussies at Singapore and on the 26th set sail for Colombo and arriving there on the 1st May where we picked up part of the old convoy, Mauritania and the Isle of France while the two Queens sailed straight for Egypt. At Colombo I captured three days leave so I had quite a good look around the town. One trip I did was 60 miles out to the rubber plantation and the rice field etc., it was very interesting trip. The roads are very narrow there, a two way road there we would use as a one way road in NZ. You should see them drive their cars in town, if we drove ours in town in NZ how they do there traffic inspectors would have a job to control the traffic, an inch is nothing to them.

6th May set sail for Suez and just before we struck the Red Sea we passed the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth on their return trip. Just at present I am writing this at Suez, waiting to go ashore to catch a train to go into camp near Cairo.....
 

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