John William Hunter Gale Unknown date of birth - Died 5 December 1941 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number16604 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM20 Infantry Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJohn William Hunter AWMM SurnameGale AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number16604 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMShop assistant AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM203 Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs M. Gale (mother), 203 Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number16604 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMChristchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMMInfantry Reinforcements AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM20 Infantry Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › John Gale was the son of Joseph Hopkinson Gale and Benjamina Gale, of Linwood, Canterbury, New Zealand. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death22 AWMM Date of death5 December 1941 AWMM Cause of death Place of death Death notesLost at sea off Tobruk, lost in HMS Chakdina AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAlamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Memorial referenceColumn 102. AWMM Obituary Roll of Honour Remember John William Hunter Gale by laying a poppy. John Harold Gale John Harold Gale John William Hunter Gale Leighton Samuel Gale Norman Walter Gale Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of John William Hunter Gale Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 4: WW2 124 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.