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George Valentine Dewes

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  • Service number
    • WWI 13/2427 AWMM
    • WWII 805404 AWMM
    • WWII: # 805404 & 5/5c/1515 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWI: Auckland Mounted Rifles; WWII: Home Guard Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 187 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 187 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    George Valentine AWMM
  • Surname
    Dewes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 13/2427 AWMM
    • WWII 805404 AWMM
    • WWII: # 805404 & 5/5c/1515 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
    East Coast / Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Research
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 February 1890 AWMM
  • Date of birth
    14 February 1890 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record & Family Records
  • Place of birth
    Waipiro Bay, East Coast, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record & Family Records
  • Birth notes
    son of George William DEWES and Maraea KOROHINA Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record & Family Records
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Waipiro Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Proprietor of Carrier Business at Te Puia Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record & Family Records
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs J. Saddler (mother), Waipiro Bay, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs E.A. Dewes (Wife) Te Puia Springs AWMM
    • son of George William Dewes and Maraea Korohina Public - Lorraine Mona - Other Relative - 19 May 2015 - Family Records
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM
    • Married AWMM
    • married abt 1906 Hera Te Puni
      Married 1924 Ella Alice Rosetta McCracken Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record & Family Records

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian & Egyptian E.F. Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWI: Auckland Mounted Rifles; WWII: Home Guard Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • WWI 13/2427 AWMM
    • WWII 805404 AWMM
    • WWII: # 805404 & 5/5c/1515 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Military service
    WWI: 1915-1918; WWII: 1942-1944 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 AWMM
    • 21 Aug 1915 at Trentham
      23 Mar 1942 at Te Puia Springs Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Stockman for A B William on Ihungia Station Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record & Family Records
  • Age on enlistment
    WWI: 25yrs 3mths; WWII: 52yrs 5mths Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record

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
    1917-1918 sick with Malaria Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Military record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 February 1946 Public Source
  • Date of death
    8 February 1946 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Family Records
  • Age at death
    56yrs Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Family Records
  • Place of death
    Tolaga Bay, East Coast, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Family Records
  • Cause of death
    Vehicle Accident Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Family Records
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Kopuaroa Urupa (Dewes Family Cemetery), Waipiro Bay Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Family Records
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • Remembering my grandfather George Valentine Dewes with love, respect and pride. You were in the Auckland Mounted riflemen serving in the middle East region of Israel. My Father is Bryan Henry Dewes your 2nd eldest son. Dad was Able Seaman who served in World War 2 in NZ Navy & British Navy. We wished we had met you grandad but you passed before we were born. We will never forget you. Ngaa mihi aroha Ngaire Rahira Faalavaau (nee Dewes)
    Public - Ngaire - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
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  • So beautiful to see that they keep records of our descendants that served. I'm the great-grand daughter of George Valentine Dewes. My Grand father was Bryan Henry Dewes. My fiancee and I have named our 1st son after you grand-dad, eylan Paul VALENTINE Taogaga. His birthday is 8th feb 2016! how funny is that?! We will always remember you xo Love you
    Public - Christina Jocelyn - Direct descendant - 25 June 2016
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  • Always remembered by your family members through out the East Coast.
    Public - Lorraine Mona - Other Relative - 19 May 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 187 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2020NgaireAucklandDirect descendant
25 June 2016Christina JocelynPapakura, AucklandDirect descendant
25 April 2016Ngaire RaheraPapakura Auckland Direct descendant
16 September 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZOther Relative
19 May 2015Lorraine MonaGisborne, NZOther Relative

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