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Geoffrey Wallace Bibby

Portrait, Lieutenant Geoffrey Wallace Bibby (NZ1947) in uniform with ribbons, taken in 1945. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Lieutenant Geoffrey Wallace Bibby (NZ1947) in uniform with ribbons, taken in 1945. - This …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Geoffrey Wallace AWMM
  • Surname
    Bibby AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ1947 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 January 1922 AWMM WaipukurauHawkes Bay AWMM
    Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    • Squadron Leader AWMM
      RAF 1950-1972 Air Defence (Squadron Leader) AWMM
    • 5196 AWMM
      Teacher in New Zealand 1972-1985 AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Edward Bibby (father), Waipawa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 November 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Royal New Zealand Air Force, Portage, La Prairie, Canada AWMM
    • Various RAF Stations in England AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    School teacher/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Classification, Unknown Period AWMM
    Fully Fit AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Beryl Joyce Bibby nee Roberts.

    Geoffrey Bibby nelisted about June 1940 (?) and was a Second Lieutenant with the New Zealand Artillery from 1940-43 before joining the Royal New Zealand Air Force where he flew with Royal Air Force Bomber Command 101 Squadron (Lancaster) operations.

    When in the RNZAF he was one of Flying Officer Benton's Crew, others were RNZAF Flight Sergeant Petrie, and RNZAF Flight Sergeant Petersen.

    He married Beryl Roberts on 14 December 1946. She was English and together they had three children, Graham in 1947, Joan in 1951 and Carole in 1958. Beryl died in 1981

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • Documents
    Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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