Topic: John Alfred WILKS

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Declared age: 31 years 288 days

Last Employer: RL Horn, Opiki

Height: 5' 4"                            Eyes: Grey

Complexion: Fair                    Hair: Fair

Weight: 10st 

NOK: Mrs Louisa Nellie Wilks (mother), 204 Albert Rd, S Norwood, London SE25, England 


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John Alfred WILKS

Date of birth:18 June 1908
Date of death:15 July 1942
Place of birth:Croydon, Surrey, England
Educational achievements:Public School, std 6
Awards:1939-45 Star, Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45
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Occupation:Casual Farm Labourer
Last known residence:c/o SR Young, Fitzherbert West, Palmerston North
Cause of death:Killed in action
Place of death:Western Desert
Spouses name:Unmarried
Children:, , , , and
Fathers name:Alfred Bews Wilks
Fathers date of birth:2nd 1/4 1873
Fathers place of birth:Registered St Saviour, London, England
Fathers date of death:1929
Fathers place of death:England
Mothers name:Louisa Nellie (née Lloyd)
Mothers date of birth:4th ¼ 1877
Mothers place of birth:Reigate, England
Parents date of marriage:3rd ¼ 1901
Siblings:, , , , and
Parents place of marriage:Registered Lambeth, London, England
Date of arrival overseas:24 March 1941
Theatres of war:Middle East
Place of embarkation:Wellington
War memorial:Opiki Roll of Honour
Place enlisted:Palmerston North
Christian names:John Alfred
Place of arrival overseas:Egypt ex HMT MO2
Overseas memorial:Alamein Memorial, Col 106
Service number:41221
Religion:C of E
Date enlisted:2 April 1940
Final rank:Private
Regiment or service:19th Bn NZ Infantry
Embarkation date:1 February 1941
User reference:5.309