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George Hamilton Gillanders

Portrait scanned from the funeral service sheet - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait scanned from the funeral service sheet - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Hamilton AWMM
  • Surname
    Gillanders AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 422942 AWMM
    • WWII NZ422942 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 January 1920 AWMM WairoaHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre Jul 1941 AWMM Waimana, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 John Robert Gillanders (father), Waimana, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1942 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and 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
      5 feet 8.25 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Light AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Anne Elizabeth nee Davies, and John Robert Gillanders married Elva Ruth Emily (nee Gardner) June 1957.

    Promotions : Sergeant : 17 .5.1943

    Flight Sergeant : 17.11.1943

    Warrant Officer : 17.11.1944

    Funeral Service was held at Dil's Funeral Services, Schnapper Rock Rd, Albany on 28 December 1994 at 11.30am. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 December 1994 AWMM
    Age 74 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Mum has come to be with you,she has part of Mickey with her, I hope you will have fun walking with him,I miss you and now I miss Mum
    Public - Ken - Child - 3 October 2023
  • Miss you Dad
    Public - Ken - Child - 25 April 2021



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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol. 3 p. 605, ref 132 AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM


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03 October 2023KenBrisbane ,Queensland Australia Child
25 April 2021KenAustraliaChild

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