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Rollo William Wesley Gallie

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rollo William Wesley AWMM
  • Surname
    Gallie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ416477 AWMM
    • WWII 416477 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ416477 AWMM
    • WWII 416477 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Rollo Gallie was the son of Charles Gallie and of Adelaide Gallie (nee Neill) of Auckland AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    30 March 1943 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cemetery, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot 188, Grave 70 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Mount Albert Grammar School, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Today we have visited Rollo's grave and laid a wooden cross. we often go to his grave, he is so far from home. My husbands family started visiting it in 1945, Brian and have tended it since 1960.
    Public - brenda - Self - 11 November 2019
  • So much is written about fighter pilots and others, but the boys who lost their lives during training have very little written about them. We are trying to address this, but there were thousands lost (not an exaggeration) during training. For such a small nation as New Zealand, they gave so much. We need to remember them. Websites such as this, assist researchers such as ours to provide additional information to others. But we welcome any new details that could be added to the pages we have created at Aircrew Remembered.
    Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 27 August 2019
  • 11.11.2018 Today I am visiting the Museum with my two daughters as my husband, Bruce Wesley Gribble passed away recently. He was born 11.11.1945.
    Bruce's middle name was given for Gallie as he was Bruce's father, Wilfred Gribble's, best friend. Both Wesley Gallie and Wilfred Gribble were to train as pilots together, however Wilfred was unable to continue due to problems with his eardrums.
    In Bruce's birth book there is a note:
    "This was the last official "Armistice Day" held in commemoration of the end of World War I.
    In future years it is to be "Remembrance Day" on the nearest Sunday to 11 November."


    Public - Carol - 11 November 2018



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 November 2019brendaGosport, Hampshire UKSelf
27 August 2019KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
11 November 2018Carol Auckland, New ZealandOther

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