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George Noel Gale

Portrait of Private George Noel Gale, Auckland Weekly News, 7 January 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19420107-29-24. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private George Noel Gale, Auckland Weekly News, 7 January 1942. Auckland Libraries Herit …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Noel AWMM
  • Surname
    Gale AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 16112 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Grovetown, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Gale (mother), Devon Street, Picton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 16112 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Gale was the son of George Gale, and of Alice Gale (nee Neal), of Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 6. G. 24. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Grovetown War Memorial, Grovetown AWMM
    • Marlborough War Memorial, Second World War Panel AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of George Noel Gale

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  • George you lived in my memory through my Mother/your sister Daphne May Gale (Jones) and your medals are proudly held by my daughter -Jacinda Stevenson (Jones) gifted to her by your brother Horace (Lofty Gale) and proudly worn to Anzac services. 1915 centenary by her son George Stevenson.
    Public - Brian Neal - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
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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/2096736
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 164 AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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