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Godfrey Harold Blunden

Portrait from The Weekly News; 16 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 16 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Godfrey Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Blunden AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    8522 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 Mount Stewart, Waiou, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr H.E. Blunden (father), Mount Stewart, Waiou, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    8522 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Godfrey Blunden was the son of Harold Ernest Blunden and Henrietta Blunden (nee Denshire) of Ashburton, Canterbury.

    Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
    • Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2105645
    Sources Used
  • References
    • 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 20 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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