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James Geoffrey Furness

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Portrait of Captain J.G. Furness, of Blenheim, awarded the M.C. Auckland Weekly News, 2 August 1944. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19440802-25-3. Image may have copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Geoffrey AWMM
  • Surname
    Furness AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jim AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 48649 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 May 1915 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Leitrim Street, Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs M.O. Furness (wife), Leitrim Street, Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM News reporter/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Muriel Craik (died 1998) for 69 years; father of Alan, Michael, Catherine, Valerie and Christopher.

    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), awarded for Community Service, 1978

    Retired in 1977 after 8 years as Editor of the Marlborough Express newspaper

    Capt J. G. Furness, MC; Blenheim; born Blenheim, 9 May 1915; reporter. (Source: Norton, F. D. 26 Battalion. p.367.) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    3 August 2008 AWMM
    Age 93 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Fairhall Cemetery, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 5 August 2008

    Obituary: The Dominion Post, 14 August 2008 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 142 AWMM
    • Phillips, N.C. (1957). Italy. Volume 1 : The Sangro to Cassino. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Phillips, N.C. (1957). p. 293, 295 AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      Obituary: 14 August 2008 AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.367. AWMM
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.380-381, 384, 396. AWMM
    • Phillips, N.C. (1957). Italy. Volume 1 : The Sangro to Cassino. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.293, 295. AWMM
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