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 Family memorial for John GALE View gallery 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 › Report › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Shop assistant AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown 203 Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs M. Gale (mother), 203 Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number16604 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMChristchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Private AWMM; Infantry Reinforcements AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force 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. AWMMJohn 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, NZwww.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C24199 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 2 August 2015 - Family memorial at Bromley cemeteryFor further family information see https://flic.kr/p/ecC2SB Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 2 August 2015 - My own research Read more 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 name Grave reference Memorial nameAlamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMMFamily grave site at Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, NZ Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 2 August 2015 - Personal visit Memorial referenceColumn 102. AWMMBlock 16 Plot 342 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 2 August 2015 - Christchurch City Council online cemeteries database; http://heritage.christchurchcitylibraries.com/Cemeteries/interment.asp?id=94772 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.