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Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II

155 — Headquarters 2nd NZEF to Army Headquarters (Wellington)

page 121

Headquarters 2nd NZEF to Army Headquarters (Wellington)

23 July 1942

The New Zealand Division carried out an attack during the night of 21–22 July and day of 22 July1. The fighting was severe and casualties, it is feared, are heavy. It is regretted that Lieutenant-Colonel Greville has been killed.2

2 Lieutenant-Colonel A. W. Greville; commanded advanced party 2nd NZEF, 1939; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, 1940–41; CO 24th Battalion, Dec 1941 – Jul 1942; killed in action, Alamein, 22 Jul 1942.