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Joseph Race Godfrey

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Portrait of Joe Godfrey in Naval Uniform, c.Second World War. Image kindly provided by family (2015). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph Race AWMM
  • Surname
    Godfrey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Joe Godfrey AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ4310512 AWMM
    • 631060 AWMM
    • 11493 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 July 1924 AWMM RaweneNorthland AWMM
    Rawene, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 September 1943 AWMM Broadwood, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs D.M.J. Godfrey (mother), Broadwood, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Guy Chrighton Godfrey (Father), Broadwood, North Auckland, New Zealand Public - Mark - Other Relative - 23 April 2015 - Family Papers
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 August 1944 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1943 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
    KaitaiaNorthland 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Mr Godfrey has served with all three of New Zealand's armed forces. He served with the RNZAF (4310512) in 1943-44, the Army (631060) between 1944 and 1 October 1945, and the RNZN (11493) between 1947 to 14 May 1953.

      Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM
    • Death 30 December 2001 in Kaitaia, Northland, New Zealand Public - Mark - Other Relative - 23 April 2015 - Family Sources
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Death

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  • Death
    30 December 2001 AWMM
    KaitaiaNorthland AWMM
  • 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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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 15: WW2 54 AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
23 April 2015MarkKerepehi, New ZealandOther Relative
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