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Charles Geoffrey Pryor

Photograph of First Echelon, Divisional Signals. Back row: Captains A. E. Smith, R. L. C. Grant, Lieutenants D. M. Burns, R. Dasler, Second-Lieutenant A. G. Holms, Lieutenant C. G. Pryor. Front row: Lieutenant D. M. McFarlane, Captains J. Feeney, J. Vincent, DCM, MM, Lieutenant-Colonel S. F. Allen, Major G. L. Agar, Lieutenant C. A. Borman, Captain E. L. J. Marshall, Lieutenant N. G. Fletcher. Image kindly provided by New Zealand Electronic Text Collection, from Divisional Signals, The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939–1945. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of First Echelon, Divisional Signals. Back row: Captains A. E. Smith, R. L. C. Grant, Lie …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Geoffrey AWMM
  • Surname
    Pryor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 4559 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Telegraph Engineer's Office, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr S.H. Pryor (father), 7A Burnell Avenue, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


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    Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) (Military) AWMM
    London Gazette 28 June 1945, "Maj. Pryor has served as Signal Officer to various formations of 2 NZ Division over a long period of time, covering the campaigns in Greece and Crete, throughout the desert, and terminating in Italy. He has always shown great devotion to duty and complete disregard for his personal safety, and has set a fine example of steadiness to all ranks. His example has been responsible for maintaining communications at difficult times and his influence in 2 NZ Divisional Signals has been an excellent one." Beattie and Pomeroy, p. 248 AWMM

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  • External links
    Divisional Signals, The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-1945. New Zealand Electronic Text Collection
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 147 AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. and Pomeroy, M.J. (2016). Gallant Acts and Noble Deeds: New Zealand army honours and awards for the Second World War. Auckland, N.Z.: Fair Dinkum Publications.; P.J. Beattie and M.J. Pomeroy, 2016. AWMM
      p.248 AWMM

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