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Jack Arthur Charles Gabolinsky

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  • Service number
    2832 AWMM
  • Also known as
    John Gabolinski AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Sergeant AWMM
    24 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack Arthur Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Gabolinsky AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    John Gabolinski AWMM
  • Service number
    2832 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    18 October 1918 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Bushman AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Sawmill manager AWMM
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown c/o Cashmore Bros., Putaruru, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H. Gabolinsky (mother), Kohukohu, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2832 AWMM
  • Military service
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Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Lance Corporal AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded 26 March 1943 after assuming command of 16 Platoon after its commander, 2nd Lt. WP Cater, was killed in action. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded again, details unknown. AWMM
    • Murdered, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Sergeant AWMM
    24 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Gabolinsky was murdered in his bed, along with his wife by William Giovanni Silveo Fiori on 18 December 1951. They were survived by their infant son Hartley. Fiori reportedly was after the 1,163 pound payroll cheque Gabolinsky had withdrawn from the bank in order to pay his workers at the Minginui mill in the Ureweras the following day. By the time Fiori was caught 24 hours later, he had already spent most of the money. Fiori was hanged for the murder on 13 March 1952, becoming the first person to be hanged in New Zealand since the election of the Labour Government in 1935. AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
    32 AWMM
  • Date of death
    18 December 1951 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Murdered AWMM
  • Place of death
    Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
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