Ernest Christopher Read

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Ernest Christopher Read.


Corporal Ernest Read of 2 Divisional Cavalry was the son of Frederick and Maud Oline Read, of Norsewood, Tararua, New Zealand.

He was killed in the western desert of Egypt November 1941, aged 27, and is listed on the Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt, and the Norsewood War Memorial.

Read Family (c.1940). Back row standing (left to right) John (Jack), Ernest, Florence (m. Thomas Fothergill). Front row seated (left to right) Johanna (m. Eric Smith), Fred (father), Maud (mother) and Ella (m. Lionel Boyte).