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George Wallace Bollinger

New Plymouth Boy's High School memorial gate (Photo G. Fortune in 2002) - Image has All Rights Reserved

New Plymouth Boy's High School memorial gate (Photo G. Fortune in 2002) - Image has All Rights Reser …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Wallace AWMM
  • Surname
    Bollinger AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1024 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 April 1890 AWMM OmataTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Bank of New South Wales, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • M.H. Bollinger, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
    • M.H. Bollinger (father), New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • Messines AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1024 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 feet 4 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded at Messines on 8 June 1917 AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Second Lieutenant Bollinger was the son of Max Bollinger, who migrated from Bavaria, joined the police, and then later took up farming. His mother, Margaret Isabella Smith (née Sproule), was born in Ireland. George Bollinger had 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

      He was educated at New Plymouth Boys' High School. The entrance to the school commemorates those Old Boys who were killed or who died of wounds in World War I.

      Joined the Bank of New South Wales as a clerk in 1906.

      Brother of Herman Bollinger (47497), who was killed in action in France on 15 March 1918.

      Auckland Museum Scars on the Heart: " Life At Anzac" , display item is a quotation by G. Bollinger.

      Died of wounds received on 8 June 1917. AWMM
    • He is buried in France but was mortally wounded on 8 June in Messines, during the Battle of Messines in Belgium. A lot of NZ soldiers who are buried in France have been wounded in Belgium. they were brought to France and the UK because they had the necessary hospitals way behind the front line.

      In the official regimental history is said: Early on the morning of the 8th June, the posts established in front of our 1st Battalion by 2nd Auckland were reconnoitred by Major C. H. Weston, Capts. R. F. C. Scott, and M. Urquhart of the 2nd Battalion, and later in the day, these posts were relieved by the 2nd Battalion, two posts on the right being taken off by two platoons from Hawkes Bay Company, with a third platoon in support, while two platoon;, from Ruahine Company took over two posts on the left with another platoon in support. Enemy shelling was heavy during the afternoon and, as the positions were fully exposed to view, being on the forward slope of Messines Ridge, the relief was not easy to carry out. Hawkes Bay Company was able to rush forward its Lewis Gun sections by daylight; but, during that operation, Lieut, G. W. Bollinger was severely wounded, and subsequently died Public - freddy - Researcher - 16 May 2023 - Military Personnal File, Regimental history, war diary....
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About death

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  • Death
    10 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France AWMM III. C. 106. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    New Plymouth Boy's High School memorial gate, New Plymouth, New Zealand AWMM

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16 May 2023freddy8920 Langemark-poelkapelle - BelgiumResearcher
08 November 2015VictoriaWellingtonResearcher

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