John Geoffrey AWMM
Also known as
- WWI 0/908 AWMM
- WWI 10/908 AWMM
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Unknown AWMM Napier, New Zealand AWMM
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Frank Persse, Gort, County Galway, Ireland AWMM
Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
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John Geoffrey Persse
My father John Geoffrey was named after his uncle as am I.
My father was raised by Frank Persse following JG's tragic death and was also a marksman and a gentleman.
It seems likely that John Geoffrey emigrated to NZ to escape the problems facing his class in Ireland at the time.
His brother Dudley died while in the Royal Navy (Lt Commander HMS Hornet )and his first cousin Robert Gregory RFC was eulogised by Yeates poem An Irish Airman forces his death died in Padua Italy 1918. The poem seems appropriate for John Geoffrey and Dudley also.
Frank Persse was deeply affected by the loss of both his sons and Robert.
Public - Geoffrey - Other Relative - 21 April 2015
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