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Herbert Donald Gyles

Picture of Herbert Donald (Bert) Gyles in uniform some time during WWII

Herbert (Bert) Gyles, LAC, RNZAF

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert Donald AWMM
  • Surname
    Gyles AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bert AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ421195 AWMM
    • WWII 426623 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 March 1919 Online Cenotaph data entry form WellingtonNew Zealand Online Cenotaph data entry form
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 1940 AWMM |ALL||New Zealand, WWII Ballot Lists AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Printer/Civilian AWMM
    A. Gyles and Sons Ltd. Managing Director AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 6 February 1942 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ421195 AWMM
    • WWII 426623 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    22 June 2005 AWMMDied from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Herbert did not embark overseas during the Second World War he instead served in New Zealand.

    Information for this record was compiled from his Online Cenotaph data entry form (May 2015). AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    22 June 2005 Online Cenotaph data entry form
    Age 86 AWMM
    TaurangaBay of Plenty Online Cenotaph data entry form
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Dominion Post, 27 June 2005 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • New Zealand, World War II Ballot Lists, 1940–1945. [Extracted from the New Zealand Gazette.] CD-ROM. Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial CD Books, n.d. AWMM
      Published 4 December 1940. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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