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George Gerrard Wreford Blandford

Headstone, O'Neills Point Cemetery (photo J. Halpin 2011) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, O'Neills Point Cemetery (photo J. Halpin 2011) - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Gerrard Wreford AWMM
  • Surname
    Blandford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    20295 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
    Unknown AWMM 59 Church Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs O.L.R. Blandford (wife), 59 Church Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married 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
    Unknown AWMM Regular soldier/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Olga AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 August 2003 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    O'Neill's Point Cemetery, 122 Bayswater Avenue, Bayswater, North Shore, Auckland AWMM Row G Plot 43 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 August 2003 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • George Gerrard Wreford Blandford was my Father. He was a Sportsman in Rugby, Swimming. Born on 20 July 1914 he went to Devonport District Primary School in Kerr Street. Then attended Seddon Memorial Technical College. Joined the NZ Horse Artillery and was at Trentham Military Camp. He married my Mother Olga Lilian Ruth Schulze on St Stephen's Day (Boxing Day) 26th December 1938. Dad was part of the 5th Field Regt. RNZA, 2nd NZ Division and shipped to Gt Britain on the Cunard Troopship Aquatania on 02 May 1940 from Wellington. The 2nd NZ Division were then sent to North Africa in 1941 and were shipped on the old City of London (Ellerman Lines). Dad got his Commission in OCTU in North Africa. Injured in 1943 was invalided home to NZ. I was born on 28th November 1944.
    Dad was medically retired from the NZ Army in late 1955 although he had gained his Majority but never gazetted. Dad then j
    Public - Brenton Charles Wreford - Child - 18 May 2018
  • This is my father George. He lived a colourful life. Hard to forget
    Public - Elizabeth Ruth Eveline - Child - 2 August 2017



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18 May 2018Brenton Charles WrefordSaltash, Cornwall, England.Child
02 August 2017Elizabeth Ruth EvelineAuckland, New ZealandChild

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