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George Creighton

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  C_025. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel C_025. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George AWMM
  • Surname
    Creighton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 43604 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1910 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 28 June 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Record
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    William & Amelia Mary CREIGHTON - in 1917 his father died In 1936 his mother married George McNEIL Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 28 June 2023 - NZ BDM Birth & Marriage Record
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 517 Aberdeen Road, Gisborne, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs M. McNeil (mother), 10 Moerangi Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 43604 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
    WW2 Slaughterman/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.82
    GisborneGisborne 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.82
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - Unknown Prisoner of War Camp POW Deaths (R25405152)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    • 8 June 1942 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM
      Field Hospital. severe wound back embolism. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Creighton was the son of William Creighton and of Amelia Mary Creighton (nee Humphries), of Feilding, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya AWMM 2. B. 23. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Mrs McNeil, of Moerangi Street, Palmerston North, has received advice through the International Red Cross and the Minister of Defence (Mr Jones) that her youngest son, Private George Creighton, who was previously reported missing, died of wounds while a prisoner of war on August 6 and was buried in the British cemetery at Tobruk Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 28 June 2023 - MANAWATU STANDARD, VOLUME LXII, ISSUE 256, 28 SEPTEMBER 1942, PAGE 2
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2225049
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second 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. AWMM
      p,82 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Deaths While Prisoner of War - Navy, Army, Air Force and Civilians [WW2 NZ POW Deaths], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 Box 1 (R25405152). AWMM

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28 June 2023Lorraine Mona GisborneResearcher

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