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Reginald Mervin WILDBORE[1, 2]

Male 1905 - 1941  (36 years)


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  • Name Reginald Mervin WILDBORE 
    Born 12 Sep 1905  NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 9 Dec 1941  Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lost at Sea 
    • NZ Archives Ref : 1A Series W1834
      Pte 34183 25th Batallion, NZ Infantry.
      Lost at Sea while Prisoner of War
    Died 9 Dec 1941  At Sea - Mediterranean Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Alamein Memorial, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2607  Moore Brickland Family Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2021 

    Father Charles Edward WILDBORE,   b. 28 Aug 1861, Clerkenwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1937, Pohangina, Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Emily Jane DALLISON,   b. 18 Mar 1869, Bulls, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1942, Feilding, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1888  Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith Ann Ida CLELAND,   b. 1909,   d. 4 Jan 1934, Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 1928  NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Alamein Memorial, Egypt Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Ex Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database:
      Died while prisoner of war. Was one of 45 lost on the Jason which was sunk by the British submarine Porpoise on 9 December 1941

      http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/cenotaph/RecordDetail.aspx?OriginalID=21856&Ordinal=4&c_surname_search=wildbore

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      Ex CWGC Website:
      Name: WILDBORE, REGINALD MERVIN
      Initials: R M
      Nationality: New Zealand
      Rank: Private
      Regiment/Service: New Zealand Infantry
      Unit Text: 25th Bn.
      Age: 36
      Date of Death: 09/12/1941
      Service No: 34183
      Additional information: Son of Charles and Jane Wildbore, of Pohangina, Wellington, NZ; husband of Ida Wildbore.
      Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
      Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 106.
      Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

      Location Information : The Alamein Memorial forms the entrance to the El Alamein War Cemetery. Alamein is a village, bypassed by the main coast road, approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the road to Mersa Matruh. The first Commission road direction sign is located just beyond the Alamein police checkpoint and all cemetery visitors should turn off from the main road onto the parallel old coast road. The cemetery lies off the road beyond the ridge, and road direction signs are in place approximately 25 metres before the low metal gates and stone wing walls which are situated centrally at the road edge at the head of the access path into the cemetery. The Cross of Sacrifice feature may be seen from the road.

      Historicall Information : The campaign in the Western Desert was fought between the Commonwealth forces (with, later, the addition of two brigades of Free French and one each of Polish and Greek troops) all based in Egypt, and the Axis forces (German and Italian) based in Libya. The battlefield, across which the fighting surged back and forth between 1940 and 1942, was the 1,000 kilometres of desert between Alexandria in Egypt and Benghazi in Libya. It was a campaign of manoeuvre and movement, the objectives being the control of the Mediterranean, the link with the east through the Suez Canal, the Middle East oil supplies and the supply route to Russia through Persia. The Alamein Memorial forms the entrance to Alamein War Cemetery. The Land Forces panels commemorate more than 8,500 soldiers of the Commonwealth who died in the campaigns in Egypt and Libya, and in the operations of the Eighth Army in Tunisia up to 19 February 1943, who have no known grave. It also commemorates those who served and died in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Persia. The Air Forces panels commemorate more than 3,000 airmen of the Commonwealth who died in the campaigns in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Greece, Crete and the Aegean, Ethiopia, Eritrea and the Somalilands, the Sudan, East Africa, Aden and Madagascar, who have no known grave. Those who served with the Rhodesian and South African Air Training Scheme and have no known grave are also commemorated here. The Memorial was designed by Sir Hubert Worthington and unveiled by Field Marshal The Rt. Hon. Viscout Montgomery of Alamein on 24 October 1954.
      El Alamein War Cemetery contains the graves of men who died at all stages of the Western Desert campaigns, brought in from a wide area, but especially those who died in the Battle of El Alamein at the end of October 1942 and in the period immediately before that. The cemetery now contains 7,239 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, of which 814 are unidentified. There are also 102 war graves of other nationalities. The Alamein Cremation Memorial, which stands in the south-eastern part of El Alamein War Cemetery, commemorates more than 600 men whose remains were cremated in Egypt and Libya during the war, in accordance with their faith.

      No. of Identified Casualties: 11,868

  • Sources 
    1. [S24] NZ - NZSG, CD4 - War Grave Record (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S21] Williams - Roger, Website (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S157] NZ - BDM Index online - https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search/, New Zealand Government, Registration No: 1905/19328 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S171] NZ - New Zealand Electronic Text Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, 25 Battalion - Roll of Honour - Author: Puttick, Lieutenant-General Sir Edward - Part of: The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 19391945 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S24] NZ - NZSG, CD4 - Matching Bride & Groom Index Folio 1928/09888 (Reliability: 3).