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Geoffrey Stephen William Brook

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Geoffrey Stephen William AWMM
  • Surname
    Brook AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    70311 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1920 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 23 June 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Place of birth
    Motu, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 23 June 2023 - News Report
  • Birth notes
    Son of William and Cicely Violet Brook, of Mangapapa, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 3 May 2023 -
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1942 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    70311 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 1942 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.48 Student teacher/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.48
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.48
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Geoffrey Brook was the son of William and Cicely Violet Brook, of Mangapapa, Gisborne, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    15 March 1944 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM X. E. 13. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
      Brook.— Killed in action, Geoffrey Stephen William, beloved younger son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Brook, Emily St., Gisborne; aged 24 years. The Lord gave, the Lord hath taken away, Blessed be the name of the Most High, As for Jehovah, .His Way is perfect. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 3 May 2023 - GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXXI, ISSUE 21366, 29 MARCH 1944, PAGE 1
    • Private Geoffrey Stephen William Brook, reported killed in action, was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Brook. Mangapapa. Born at Motu, 24 years ago. he received his early education at the Motu School and later attended the Gisborne High School. While at the high school he took a prominent part in all. activities connected with the school, being a member of the first fifteen from 1938 to 1939. a member of the school drama club and a senior prefect. After leaving school he proceeded to the Wellington Training College. Shortly after the outbreak of war he entered the Territorial Force and later proceeded overseas. He had 15 months service away from New Zealand. Before transferring to the infantry he was attached to the Army Service Corps as a sergeant. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 23 June 2023 - ROLL OF HONOUR
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM
    • Te Karaka War Memorial, corner of Main and Station Roads, Te Karaka, Gisborne AWMM

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • 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
      p.48 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 June 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
24 January 2022Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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