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John Geoffrey Persse

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 577 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 577 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Geoffrey AWMM
  • Surname
    Persse AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 0/908 AWMM
    • WWI 10/908 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
    Unknown AWMM Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Frank Persse, Gort, County Galway, Ireland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 0/908 AWMM
    • WWI 10/908 AWMM
  • Military service
  • 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Serial Number is recorded as 0/908 in Nominal Rolls, as 10/908 in Archives New Zealand AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey 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



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  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM

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  • 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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21 April 2015GeoffreyDublin IrelandOther Relative

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