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Grevis Goetz

Portrait of Grevis Goetz, NZ1311 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Tony Gatman 4059. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of Grevis Goetz, NZ1311 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Tony Gatman 4059. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Grevis AWMM
  • Surname
    Goetz AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ1311 AWMM
    • 41578 AWMM
    • 70256 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    • Radar/Military Hanson
    • Secretarial/Military Hanson
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • First enlisted in the RAF in 1938 but was invalided out. Returned to New Zealand and enlisted in the RNZAF in 1940. Employed as a reporter for the Feilding Star prior to enlistment in 1938.

    Surname changed from Götz to Goetz in 1944. Source: Hanson, By Such Deeds.

    Honorary Aide-de-Camp to HE the Governor-General, 2 December 1952 to 1 December 1953. Source: Hanson, By Such Deeds.

    Later a Reverend in the Anglican Church. Member of the Warkworth RSA. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    26 February 2019 AWMM
    Age 101 AWMM
    WarkworthNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Warkworth Public Cemetery, Warkworth, Auckland AWMM Plot 105C, Row 1, Section 1, Public Burial Area AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 28 February to 2 March 2019 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
    'Reverend recalls secret war-time radar work', Local Matters, 28 January 2018
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • New Zealand, World War II Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations, 1939–1945. [Extracted from the New Zealand Gazette.] CD-ROM. Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial CD Books, n.d. AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM

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