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Desmond Seymour Stokes

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Image of Gunner Desmond Seymour Stokes in the Herald. Image kindly provided by John Stokes (March 2017). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Image of Gunner Desmond Seymour Stokes in the Herald. Image kindly provided by John Stokes (March 20 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond Seymour AWMM
  • Surname
    Stokes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    26214 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 October 1904 AWMM PaeroaHauraki District AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 15 May 1940 AWMM 95 Vauxhall Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Charles Graham Stokes (father), 95 Vauxhall Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Libya AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    26214 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Cadets AWMM
    • Territorials AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 15 May 1940 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    Draper Truck Driver/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    Sidi Rezegh, Western Desert AWMM
    1 December 1941 AWMM
    Sidi Rezegh, artillery vs tanks AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 10 December 1941 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, 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

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 July 1983 AWMM
    Age 78 AWMM
    Forrest HillAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North 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

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information 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

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
03 April 2018John CameronMaukuChild
01 April 2018JohnMauku New ZealandChild
26 March 2017JohnnzWife

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