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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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