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Full Name: George Marshall Francis Devenney
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): George Marshall Francis
Surname: Devenney
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8237
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs Souter (sister), 207 Anderson's Bay Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 207 Anderson's Bay Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: Headquarters, 20th (Canterbury-Otago) Battalion
Embarkation Date: 31 March 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 49
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Germany
Date of Death: 27 May 1944
Age at Death: 36
Year of Death: 1944
Cause of Death: Killed or died while prisoner of war
Cemetery Name: Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland
Grave Reference: 2.D.11
Biographical Notes: George Devenney was the son of George and Catherine Devenney, Naseby, Otago, New Zealand.
Additional Information: Surname appears as Devenny on Nominal Roll
Further References: Copy of photograph of headstone available - request detail from Armoury Information staff.
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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