As part of ongoing research into family genealogy, I have been asked to find the name of the Troop ship/s used to convey the members of the 15th Reinforcements from Wellington to Port Said / Maadi Camp, with the unit apparently departing Wellington on 20 April 1945. The date of arrival at Maadi is not recorded, although the Service Record of the individual -concerned is notated that he was a member of NZITD (New Zealand Infantry Training Detachment?). What relevance (If any) that detail may have to this enquiry is unknown.
HM Hospital Ship/s
As a result of a 'Friendly fire' incident at Maadi (No details), the family member-concerned was repatriated back to New Zealand on a Hospital Ship, this vessel departing Egypt on 20 July 1945, arriving in Wellington 21 days later on 10 August 1945.
As there cannot have been too many Hospital Ships on the Port Said -Wellington run, and even fewer which departed on 20 July 1945, does anyone have the name of the vessel concerned?
While realising that these questions may be somewhat unusual, I'm hoping that perhaps a member of the group may be able to help.
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