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Geoffrey Oswald Wake

Street portrait of Andrew Todd, unidentified soldier and Geoff Wake on leave in Florence, Italy. Image provided by Sally Chao. This image may be subject to copyright.

Street portrait of Andrew Todd, unidentified soldier and Geoff Wake on leave in Florence, Italy. Ima …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Geoffrey Oswald AWMM
  • Surname
    Wake AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Geoff AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 83042 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 55 Shakespeare Road, Napier AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. Hugh Godfrey Wake (father), 35 Weka Street, Fendalton, Christchurch AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


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 20 January 1942 Cenotaph Data Entry Form
    Age 34 AWMM
    Civil servant/Civilian Cenotaph Data Entry Form
    NapierHawkes Bay Cenotaph Data Entry Form
  • 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
    • 5 December 1943 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
      Wounded in Italy, discharged from 1NZ Gen. Hosp., Middle East 4/01/1944 AWMM
    • Jun 1945 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
      Italy 17-20 June AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Dark Brown AWMM
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 Feet 9 Inches AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    9 April 1978 Cenotaph Data Entry Form
    Age 70 AWMM
    LevinManawatu-Wanganui Cenotaph Data Entry Form
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    The Avenue Cemetery, Avenue North Road, Levin AWMM Plaque: R.S.A. Block, Ashes Plot 44 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Levin Chronicle 10 April 1978

    The Dominion Post 10 April 1978 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
    Horowhenua District Council Burial and Cremation Records search online
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
      Cenotaph Data Entry Form AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.132 AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      Death notice:10/04/1978 AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1954). RMT: official history of the 4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport Companies. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM


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16 May 2016SallyNew ZealandDirect descendant
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