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Albert Alexander Gilmore

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Headstone, Suda Bay War Cemetery (2006) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Suda Bay War Cemetery (2006) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Gilmore AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    4419 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 December 1912 AWMM GlenbrookWaiuku AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Glenbrook, Waiuku, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr R. Gilmore (father), Glenbrook, Waiuku, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 AWMM
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    4419 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 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    WaiukuPukekohe AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Albert Gilmore was the son of Robert Corbett Gilmore and of Margaret Ellen Gilmore, of Waiuku, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 June 1941 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 2. A. 10. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I think of you often Great Uncle Albert. The cost of your life was great yet was not in vain! Thanks to you we have a freedom in New Zealand still! Never will be forgotten.
    Public - Dianne - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016
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  • Thinking of my Great Uncle Albert on ANZAC Day and honouring his sacrifice. I used to enjoy reading the accounts of the fun games and thoughts of the Petrol company on their way to Cairo and Crete. I recall my grandmother Kathleen Gilmore, who married Albert's older brother Leslie Robert Mintrose Gilmore, telling how they utilised his car for weekly date night outings during the time Albert was at war. When news of his death came it coincided with his brother Les finishing seven years of training for Methodist ministry. He went on to many years of Methodist ministry until his retirement in 1979. His first daughter Margaret, my mother, was born in Kaitaia in 1943, followed by Barbara and Alison. His sacrifice has led to our family enjoying the freedom we enjoy today here in New Zealand. It all started with a farming family in Pukekohe and a national pride.
    Public - Angela - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016
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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/936721
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 66 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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25 April 2016DianneKaukapakapa New ZealandDirect descendant
25 April 2016AngelaAuckland, New ZealandDirect descendant

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