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Geoffrey Desmond Whitehead

  • Service number
    WWII 33617 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Jeffries Desmond WHITEHEAD Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 10 August 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Pte # 33617 G D WHITEHEAD 2nd NZEF 25 BTN Died 1.1.1997 aged 78yrs & M. B. WHITEHEAD - died 11.9.2019 aged 93yrs Both are buried in the Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge Plot :  Ashes RSA 5

Geoffrey Desmond WHITEHEAD

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Geoffrey Desmond AWMM
  • Surname
    Whitehead AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jeffries Desmond WHITEHEAD Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 10 August 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Service number
    WWII 33617 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    23 September 1918 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 10 August 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 10 August 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Birth notes
    Son of James Stephen & Sarah WHITEHEAD of Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 10 August 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM 41 Chalmers Rd., Gisborne AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. S. Whitehead, 41 Chalmers Rd., Gisborne (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940-1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.510 Bushman/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.510
    GisborneGisborne 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.510
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Greece, Europe List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 Escaped or evaded capture. Date Interrogated: 15.5.1945. W O Forms completed. AWMM
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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Death

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  • Cemetery name
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  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

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  • Privates Geoffrey Desmond Whitehead and Frederick Kitchener Whitehead, formerly of Gisborne, are reported to be safe in Italy after their release from prison camps in Germany. They are brothers of Mr T Whitehead, Motu. and Mrs. N A Smith Cashmere Hills, Christchurch. Both the Whitehead boys have been held prisoners for approximately four years.
    REF: GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXXII, ISSUE 21729, 2 JUNE 1945, PAGE 6
    Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 10 August 2023
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Sources

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  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.510 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll of NZ Escapees and Evaders - 1 New Zealand Interrogation Section Book 1, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 (R25405144) AWMM

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