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Herbert Edward Godfery

Headstone, Sage War Cemetery - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Sage War Cemetery - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Godfery AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ405482 AWMM
    • WWII 405482 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ405482 AWMM
    • WWII 405482 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Herbert Edward and Evelina Maria Godfery of Auckland AWMM
    • Undated WW2 newspaper clipping - Godfery, Sergeant Herbert Edward Killed air operations aged 23 years. Dearly loved youngest son of Mrs F Condon, Youngs Road Papakura. Loved brother of Ernie and Don(ald?) and the late Walter, and grandson of late A. MacVicar, Onehunga and late…….? Godfery, Thames. His duty nobly done. Deeply mourned. Public - Toni - Researcher - 7 February 2021 - Undated WW2 newspaper clipping
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Death

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  • Death
    20 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany AWMM 7.E.14 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories 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/2073769
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Chorley, W. (1994). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses 1942 (Vol. 3). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol. 1 p. 223; Vol. 3 p. 210 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Chorley, W. (1992-). p. 153 AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM

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