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Jack Gallichan

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Guard box at Camp E535 Poland, which was secretly taken at great risk to the photographer and whoever kept the photo. - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack AWMM
  • Surname
    Gallichan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    45933 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 37 Bryant Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Gallichan (mother), 37 Bryant Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 September 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    45933 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • POW - Camp E 535 Milowitz AWMM
    • WW2
      14 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Salonike 8B 714 ER. 18A 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 2266912 AWMM

Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The famous Tiki Times was published by the prisoners in Camp 535 between 1 August 1944 and January 1945. It was hand printed in pen and ink proving to be a great morale booster with its camp humour, often at the expense of the Germans. It had to be concealed from the Gestapo but otherwise was posted on the wall in the passageway outside Barrack One. Tiki Times editor, Private Jack Gallichan, carried all 24 editions including his diary on the 1100 kilometer march away from the advancing Russians and so to freedom. They were then made into a bound edition after the war. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • McGill, D. (1987). P.O.W. : the untold stories of New Zealanders as prisoners of war. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: Mills Publications. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 75 AWMM
    • Gallichan, Jack. From the tunnel to the light: diary of a New Zealand prisoner-of-war 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-1145. AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army. Expeditionary Force. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM