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George Benjamin Grant

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Benjamin AWMM
  • Surname
    Grant AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    10228 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 October 1915 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Leonard Llewellyn Grant and his wife, Constance, nee Cowan
    Brother of Horace Llewellyn Grant. Public - Barbara - Other relative - 22 June 2019 - Family knowledge. My mother was his first cousin.
    Her mother was Lena Lloyd Grant before her marriage to Timothy Richard Mahoney in 1909
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 12 January 1940 AWMM Shelbourne Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Irene Gertrude L. Grant (sister), 31 Bangor Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10228 AWMM
  • Military service
    College Cadets AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 12 January 1940 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Forestry worker/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Germany AWMM
      Crete, Greece AWMM
      02 Jun 1941-May 1945 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Crete List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, 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.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 May 1945 AWMM Arrived England 10 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 21535 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded in Crete AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1978 AWMM
    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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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Births, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online
    https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 73 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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22 June 2019BarbaraAucklandOther relative