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George Wallace Bollinger

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Wallace AWMM
  • Surname
    Bollinger AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    10/1024 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 April 1890 AWMM OmataTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Bank of New South Wales, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • M.H. Bollinger, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
    • M.H. Bollinger (father), New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • Messines AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10/1024 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 feet 4 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded at Messines on 8 June 1917 AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Second Lieutenant Bollinger was the son of Max Bollinger, who migrated from Bavaria, joined the police, and then later took up farming. His mother, Margaret Isabella Smith (née Sproule), was born in Ireland. George Bollinger had 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

    He was educated at New Plymouth Boys' High School. The entrance to the school commemorates those Old Boys who were killed or who died of wounds in World War I.

    Joined the Bank of New South Wales as a clerk in 1906.

    Brother of Herman Bollinger (47497), who was killed in action in France on 15 March 1918.

    Auckland Museum Scars on the Heart: " Life At Anzac" , display item is a quotation by G. Bollinger.

    Died of wounds received on 8 June 1917. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France AWMM III. C. 106. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    New Plymouth Boy's High School memorial gate, New Plymouth, New Zealand AWMM

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