John William Hunter Gale Unknown date of birth - 5 December 1941 Key details Contribute › Service number16604 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share 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 Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMShop assistant AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM203 Worcester StreetChristchurchNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs M. Gale (mother)203 Worcester StreetChristchurchNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number16604 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMChristchurchCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMMInfantry Reinforcements AWMMPrivate AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › John Gale was the son of Joseph Hopkinson Gale and Benjamina Gale, of Linwood, Canterbury, New Zealand. AWMM Report 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 Tobruklost in HMS Chakdina AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAlamein MemorialEl Alamein War CemeteryEgypt AWMM Memorial referenceColumn 102. AWMM Obituary Report 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 Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.