William John Southworth
Son of John Southworth and of Dorothy Mary Southworth (nee Dickinson), of Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand.
Lt Southworth graduated from Victoria University, Wellington. ( University Roll of Honour)
The Official History of New Zealand in the 2nd World War, The 21st Batallion, Page 92, describing their activities around Maleme has "A patrol from A Company under Lieutenant Southworth was directed to move south-west and, if possible, outflank the opposition. They did not return. " No further reference is made to him.
Submitted by: Bill Southworth
Relationship to casualty: CousinWilliam Southworth was a teacher and a recent university graduate. Prior to his death he had been mentioned in dispatches and was involved in the defence of Maleme Airport where thousands of German p... Read More
Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum