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Geoffrey Tremayne Rodd (1902–1933)

Commander Geoffrey Tremayne Rodd, who was killed when flying at St. Moritz, Switzerland, recently, at the age of 31 years, had retired from the Royal Navy six months previously to take up commercial flying. He served through the Great War in the Near East, as a midshipman, and received his baptism of fire when 15 years of age. He later served in the Royal yacht. He was the son of Mr. E. S. Tremayne Rodd, of Manly. His great-great-great grandfather, Dr. Thomas Arndell, arrived with the first fleet in 1788, in H.M.S. Supply, and his great-great grandfather, John Tremayne Rodd, arrived here as assistant surveyor to the New South Wales Government in 1821. His mother's father, the late Mr. Archibald Colquhoun Fraser, was a former Under-Secretary for Justice in New South Wales.

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'Rodd, Geoffrey Tremayne (1902–1933)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 26 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


New South Wales, Australia


31 January, 1933 (aged ~ 31)
St. Moritz, Switzerland

Cause of Death

air crash