Driver

Earle Vaughan Pickering

Conflict: 
WW2
Additional Information: 

Husband of Irene Alice Pickering, of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

References:
  • CWGC
NZ WAR GRAVES
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Public Contributions:

Earle Vaughan Pickering, fourth child of Arthur and Elfrida Pickering (nee Dixon), was born on 20 February 1918 at Woodville. After leaving school he was a projectionist at the Woodville Theatre and ... Read More
Earle Vaughan Pickering, fourth child of Arthur and Elfrida Pickering (nee Dixon), was born on 20 February 1918 at Woodville. After leaving school he was a projectionist at the Woodville Theatre and at the Regent and Kosy Theatres in Palmerston North. On leaving Palmerston North he went to Wellington where he was employed by General Motors Ltd and Crompton Ltd, Cornhill Street, as a carpenter. He was one of the first dozen Wellington men to enlist for army service on 14 September 1939 and was attached to the Army Service Corps (ASC) as a Driver in Petrol Company. One month before he embarked for overseas service, Earle married Irene Alice Kerr on 2 December 1939 at St. Peter's Church, Wellington. Both were 22 years old. On 5 January 1940 Earle left New Zealand on the troopship Orion, travelling first to Freemantle, then to Colombo, and arriving at Egypt on 13 February 1940. He went with the New Zealand troops to Greece and subsequently to Crete where he was killed in action on 21 May 1941 near the village of Galatas. He is buried at the Suda Bay War Cemetery.


Personal Tributes:

Casualty

Service Number: 
4353
Name:
Earle Vaughan Pickering
Rank: 
Driver
Date of Birth:
20 February 1918
Place of Birth: 
New Zealand
Next of Kin: 
Mrs I.A. Pickering (wife), Central Park Hospital, Brooklyn, Wellington, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Enlistment Address: 
15 Arthur Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Occupation on Enlistment:
Carpenter
Armed Force: 
Army
Unit:
New Zealand Army Service Corps

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
21 May 1941
Day of Death:
Wednesday
Age at Death: 
23
Conflict: 
WW2

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Place:
Wellington, New Zealand
Embarkment Date:
05 January 1940
Destination:
Egypt

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
2. B. 17.
Cemetery Location: 
Greece
Earle Vaughan Pickering
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