Māori › Desmond Seymour Stokes Born 31 October 1904 - Died 30 July 1983 PDF Key details Service number26214 AWMM Also known as Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Last rankWW2 Gunner/Military AWMM New Zealand Artillery, 6 Field Regiment AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Image of Gunner Desmond Seymour Stokes in the Herald. Image kindly provided by John Stokes (March 20 … View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesDesmond Seymour AWMM SurnameStokes AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number26214 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionCatholic, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Report › Report › Report › Report › Report › Report › Report › Report › Report › Report › Report › Report › Report › Report › Report › Report › Report › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth31 October 1904 AWMM Paeroa, Hauraki District AWMM Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistmentPre 15 May 1940 AWMM 95 Vauxhall Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Post war occupationPrice control inspector/Civilian AWMM Next of kin on embarkationCharles Graham Stokes (father), 95 Vauxhall Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMM Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignGreece AWMM North Africa AWMM Libya AWMM Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Service number26214 AWMM Military serviceCadets AWMM Territorials AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards1939-1945 Star AWMM Africa Star AWMM War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW2 15 May 1940 AWMM Age 35 AWMM Draper Truck Driver/Civilian AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Gunner/Military AWMM New Zealand Artillery, 6 Field Regiment AWMM Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture detailsWW2 Sidi Rezegh, Western Desert AWMM 1 December 1941 AWMM Sidi Rezegh, artillery vs tanks AWMM Days interned Liberation date Liberation RepatriationWW2 10 December 1941 AWMM POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeight, Unknown Period AWMM 5 foot 6 1/2 inches AWMM Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM Brown AWMM Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM dark AWMM Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM dark AWMM Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM General Field Hospital El Adem Aerodrome AWMM Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM Tobruk Hospital AWMM Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM General Hospital, Helmeih, Cairo AWMM Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM Hospital Ship AWMM Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM Rotorua Hospital AWMM Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM Severe leg wounds AWMM Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM Cancer AWMM Hospital ship was the Sommersetshire Public - John - Child - 20 March 2017 - Family papers Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW2 31 May 1942 AWMM Medically unfit AWMM Gunner/Military AWMM New Zealand Artillery, 6 Field Regiment AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Death About death Contribute › Death30 July 1983 AWMM Age 78 AWMM Forrest Hill, Auckland AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathDied of Disease AWMM Death notes CemeteryNorth Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM Block G. AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Roll of Honour Remember Desmond Seymour Stokes by laying a poppy. Deryck Westby Stokes Desmond Edward. Stokes Desmond Seymour Stokes Edward Ernest Stokes Edward George Stokes Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Desmond Seymour Stokes Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External links DocumentsInformation kindly provided by family AWMM Cenotaph data entry form AWMM Information kindly provided by family AWMM Unpublished papers: family papers AWMM 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 WW2 3: WW2 456 AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact 03 April 2018John CameronMaukuChild 01 April 2018JohnMauku New ZealandChild 26 March 2017JohnnzWife The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.