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Geoffrey de Bohun Devereux

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1/4 portrait of Lieutenant Geoffrey de Bohun Devereaux, Reg No 12/1190, of the 3rd (Auckland) Regiment, Auckland Infantry Battalion, 2nd Reinforcements. Later Major then Captain, awarded the Military Cross. Killed in action, France 1 Oct 1918. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1915). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-D389. No known copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Geoffrey de Bohun AWMM
  • Surname
    Devereux AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Deveraux AWMM
  • Service number
    12/1190 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 April 1890 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of the Hon. H. De B. and Mrs. Devereux, of 72, Market Rd., One Tree Hill, Auckland. New Zealand. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/geoffrey-de-bohun-devereux
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs M.P. Devereux (mother), Market Road, One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 The Hon. Mrs Devereux (mother), Kundibar, Market Road, One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st Btn Auckland Infantry Regiment Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    12/1190 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      London Gazette, 26 November 1917, p12322, Citation, London Gazette, 6 April 1918, p4240: AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star
      British War Medal
      Victory Medal
      Plaque & Scroll # 503292 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Military Medal
    • (MC) Military Cross: Awarded Nov 1917
      (MC) Military Cross: Awarded Mar 1918: for acts of gallantry in the field. For conspicuous gallantry & devotion, though he ? - all his Company Officers early in the advance, he directed the attachment of his Company in a most able manner and captured all his objectives. He did excellent work in securing the captured position and sent in most valuable reports. He set his company a splendid example of courage and this success was largely due to his efforts Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Geoffrey Devereux embarked a second time for war on 9 May 1918. He held the rank of Major.

    Member of the College Rifles Rugby Football Club

    Attended Auckland Grammar School.

    Name incorrectly spelled as Deveraux on the Memorial plaque, Auckland Garrison Officers Club AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 October 1918 AWMM
    Le CateauFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Obituary
    • Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Third Term, 1918. AWMM
    • The many friends of Major Geoffrey de Bohun Devereux will be grieved to hear of his death. He was killed in action on the Ist October. Major Devereux left New Zealand with the 2nd Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Regiment, and was in Egypt, landed in Gallipoli, and saw service in France, where he won the Military Cross. He came out to New Zealand on furlough not many months ago, and then returned to England. Major Devereux was the third son of the Hon. H. de B. Devereux, who also lost a son, Rodney, in the Boer war. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 March 2016 - Evening Post, Volume XCVI, Issue 92, 15 October 1918, Page 2
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial plaque, Auckland Garrison Officers Club, St Mary's Church (part of Holy Trinity Cathedral ), corner St Stephens Avenue & Parnell Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, College Rifles, Rugby Union Football & Sports Club, 33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland AWMM

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 186 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      82: 8 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      1915, Second term. pp.33-34. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      1918, Third term. pp.11-12. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary: Third Term, 1918. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM