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Online Cenotaph

John William Hunter Gale

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  • Service number
    16604 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Memorial plaque at Bromley Cemetery, Auckland, for Alexander Gale (s/n 3/10/24) and John William Hunter Gale (s/n16604). Image provided by Sarndra Lees, September 2014. Image has All Rights Reserved.
Memorial plaque at Bromley Cemetery, Auckland, for Alexander … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John William Hunter AWMM
  • Surname
    Gale AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    16604 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Shop assistant AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown 203 Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Gale (mother), 203 Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    16604 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM
    Infantry Reinforcements AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • John Gale was the son of Joseph Hopkinson Gale and Benjamina Gale, of Linwood, Canterbury, New Zealand. AWMM
    • John is the brother of Sergeant Alexander GALE 3/10/24 who died aged 23 on 17 September 1940 and is buried in Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, NZ
      www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C24199 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 2 August 2015 - Family memorial at Bromley cemetery
    • For further family information see https://flic.kr/p/ecC2SB Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 2 August 2015 - My own research
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    22 AWMM
  • Date of death
    5 December 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
  • Death notes
    Lost at sea off Tobruk, lost in HMS Chakdina AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Family grave site at Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, NZ Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 2 August 2015 - Personal visit
  • Memorial reference
    • Column 102. AWMM
    • Block 16 Plot 342 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 2 August 2015 - Christchurch City Council online cemeteries database; http://heritage.christchurchcitylibraries.com/Cemeteries/interment.asp?id=94772
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second 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. AWMM
    WW2 4: WW2 124 AWMM