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Predicate Object 19 Jun 2003 2003-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 2003-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 2003.51.3 Gift of John Wilson and Shirley Hinkly 2003-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-20T21:56:36.950Z 70 casualties/wars Memorial Plaque issued to next of kin of Rifleman 24/327 Geoffrey Crawcour Wilson, 1NZEF, WW1 Rifleman 24/327 Geoffrey Crawcour Wilson was killed in action in France on 12.10.1917, aged 23 years. He is buried at Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Served: Egyptian (1915-16); Egyptian E.F. (1916); Western European (1916-17) English-born Geoffrey C Wilson was farming at Rotokohu when he signed up (28 May 1915) aged 22 years. He left New Zealand with the 7th Reinforcements aboard SS Maunganui on 9 October 1915, disembarking at Suez on 18 November 1915. He then took part in the Egyptian Campaign before proceeding to the Western Front. Rifleman Geoffrey Wilson was twice wounded and was finally killed in action on 12 October 1917 at Passchendaele. WW1 Memorial Plaque, in memory of 24/327 Geoffrey Crawcour Wilson, 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, killed in action 12 October 1917, WW1 large bronze medallion in ornate copper frame in form of cross with circular laurel wreath around plaque, medal: 120mm diameter obverse: Britannia standing holding wreath over tablet on which is inscribed the name of the deceased: GEOFFREY / CRAWCOUR WILSON, the British lion is standing right, branch of oak to right, in exergue: the British lion vanquishing the German eagle medal, commemorative
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