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Full Name
Harold Vincent Geoffrey Wood
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Harold Vincent Geoffrey
Surname
Wood
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
7929
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farmer
Next of Kin
Mrs W.R. Wood (wife), 95 Chester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Paparoa, via Blackball, Westcoast, New Zealand
Military District
Greymouth
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit
20th (Canterbury-Otago) Battalion
Embarkation Date
5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 200
Campaigns
Crete
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
22 May 1941
Age at Death
26
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
  • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
  • Roll of Honour, Blockhouse Bay Primary School, 584 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Memorial Reference
Face 14
Description of Image
  • Blockhouse Bay Primary School Roll of Honour, detail (photo John Halpin 2011)
  • Blockhouse Bay Primary School Roll of Honour, full view (photo John Halpin 2011)
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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