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Albert Herbert Gempton

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  • Service number
    10250 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Bert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW2 Private AWMM
    1 New Zealand General Hospital AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Portrait, Albert Gempton, taken in Cairo, Egypt, in 1942. - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Gempton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bert AWMM
  • Service number
    10250 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    21 July 1916 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Salesman AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 11 Mar 1940 YMCA, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Herbert Gempton (father), 1013 East Heretaunga Street, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 01 May 1940 Legally Separated AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10250 AWMM
  • Military service
    • School Cadets (3 years) AWMM
    • Hastings Mounted Rifles (6 months) AWMM
    • New Zealand Medical Corps AWMM
    • 33 Battalion? AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Africa Star AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Burnham Military Camp, from 12 January 1940, to 1 May 1940. AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 11 March 1940 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW2 23 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Andes AWMM
    Private AWMM
    23 Infantry Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Second Echelon AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Rubella on 2 July 1940 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Was admitted to several hospitals: No. 2 NZ General Hospital, Middle East, on 18 August 1941; No. 1 NZ General Hospital between 12 and 30 January 1942, and again on 17 July 1943, and finally in November 1943, to the Hospital Ship 'Oranje'. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 1 May 1944 AWMM
    Honourable Discharge ( Grade 4, on medical grounds) AWMM
    Private AWMM
    1 New Zealand General Hospital AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Born at 16 Worcester Street, Palmerston North, on 21 July 1916.

    Embarked from the UK for Egypt and Greece on 4 January 1941.

    On his return from overseas on 14 December 1943, he was admitted to Wellington Public Hospital.

    Death Notice: "GEMPTON, Albert Herbert - On September 16, 1998 at the Churchill Hospice, in his 83rd year, loved husband of the late Nancy, very much loved father, father-in-law and grandfather, loved brother and brother-in-law of George and Cynthia, Ray and Barbara (Levin), and Des and Shirley (Napier), and a loved uncle to his nieces and nephews. The Funeral service will be held at the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, 507 Johns Road, Tomorrow (Friday) at 10.30 a.m. Academy Funeral Services, Ltd., F.D.A.N.Z." AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    82 AWMM
  • Date of death
    16 September 1998 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Churchill Hospice, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Christchurch Press, September 1998 AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
    Cemetery Records. Christchurch City Council cemeteries database.
    http://librarydata.christchurch.org.nz/Cemeteries/
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 69 AWMM
    • Kay, R.L. (1968). Chronology : New Zealand in the war 1939-1946. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
    • The Christchurch Press AWMM
      Death notice: Christchurch Press, September 1998 AWMM