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    Default SPR W J Melrose, 34743

    I am looking for any WW2 records of Walter James Melrose who was based in Chippenham 1941-45.
    The above title and number is on his headstone. He was born in New Zealand abt 1892 and may have fought in both wars.
    Walter is my grandfather and we would like to know more about his war history so that we can honour him.
    Any assistance is appreciated thanks.

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    SPR implies that he was a sapper, and therefore in the Army rather than the air force.

    He does not appear to have served with NZ forces in WWI but may have in WWII with the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force. You may be able to find out more through Personnel Archives New Zealand Defence Force - see their website at
    http://www.nzdf.mil.nz/personnel-records/nzdf-archives/

    Errol

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    Thanks for the leads. I will give them a shot.
    I thought he was in the RAF - maybe that's where I was going wrong.
    Thanks again.

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