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Geoffrey Archer Ashforth

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Geoffrey Archer AWMM
  • Surname
    Ashforth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    41928 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 June 1918 AWMM OnehungaAuckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 53 Queen Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L.F. Ashforth (wife), 53 Queen Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 01 Apr 1941-30 June 1941 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    El Alamein AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    41928 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Bootmaker/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Italy, Europe AWMM
      Attached to 6th Field Ambulance A.S.C. AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VII-A, Moosburg, Germany AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 107, Torviscosa, Udine, Italy AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 82, Laterina, Italy AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 52, La Chiavari, Italy AWMM
    • WW2
      13 December 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag IV-B, Muhlberg, modern day Mühlberg ad Elbe, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 107, Torviscosa, Udine, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy, Europe Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    274819 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Yellow Jaundice AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer of the Lungs AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Uncertain date enlisted

    Worked in shoe shop at Trentham before enlistment

    While with Army Service Corps, was attached to 6th Field Ambulance.

    Liberated from POW Camp by Russians and flown to England for recuperation. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 April 1985 AWMM
    Age 66 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: NZ Herald 14? April 1985 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Always in our hearts and loved dearly.
    You sacrificed so much and we shall not forget.

    Love Leanne, Jon and Ethan
    Public - Leanne Frances - Direct descendant - 25 April 2024
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  • Always remembered, always loved. Your daughter Christine. 💞
    Public - Christine - Child - 24 April 2020
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  • Always in our hearts Poppa,
    So grateful for all you and your comrades contributed and sacrificed.

    We will remember them.

    Granddaughter Leanne Root, my Husband Jon and our Son Ethan.
    Public - Leanne Frances - Direct descendant - 24 April 2020
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  • Geff Ashforth was my uncle. Was lovely to see a photo after all these years.
    Public - Florence - Other relative - 19 December 2016
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: NZ Herald 14? April 1985 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.16 AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2024Leanne FrancesPerthDirect descendant
24 April 2020ChristineAucklandChild
19 December 2016Florence Wellington, New ZealandOther relative

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