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Geoffrey George Tankard

Headstone, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery (Photo P. Lascelles 2007) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery (Photo P. Lascelles 2007) - This image may be subject to …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Geoffrey George AWMM
  • Surname
    Tankard AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    74143 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
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    74143 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Geoffrey Tankard was the son of George Spencer Tankard and of Pauline Mary Tankard (nee Parker), of St. Albans, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 October 1943 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM 3. 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Among the recent casualties from the Pacific area are two ex-Tokomaru Bay soldiers, Private Geoll'. Tankard, whose parents. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Tankard, now reside in Christchurch, and Driver Harold Wells, whose parents reside at Waihi Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 13 August 2023 - TOKOMARU BAY NEWS
    GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXX, ISSUE 21226, 15 OCTOBER 1943, PAGE 5
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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  • Thinking of you, great uncle Geoff. You will not be forgotten.
    Public - Belinda - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
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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/2385109
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 8 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1942 to 30th June, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.42 AWMM
    • 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.388 AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 August 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
25 April 2015BelindaAucklandOther Relative

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