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George William Nevill

Portrait from Weekly News; 12 April 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from Weekly News; 12 April 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George William AWMM
  • Surname
    Nevill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    29406 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
    Unknown AWMM 18 Alfred Street, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Neville (mother), 18 Alfred Street, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    29406 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
    WW2 Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died whilst a Prisoner of War AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Nevill was the son of William James Nevill and of Esther Helena Nevill (nee Whitcombe), of Northcote, Auckland. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 January 1944 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland AWMM 8. B. 4. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Northcote College, 1 Kauri Glen Rd, Northcote, Auckland 0627 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Uncle George I wish I had the chance to meet you but you were taken from us 10 years before my birth. However I am so proud to have your name and with that I carry you in my heart every day of my life. Rest in peace. Lest we forget
    Public - George William John - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • You are never forgotten. We pay our respects to you every time we visit the museum. Our nana, your sister, said you were a wonderful man. Rest knowing that your family will never forget you.
    Public - Rachel - Direct descendant - 24 April 2019
  • It is a sad fact that your name is upon these memorial walls, but it helps us remember what we lost!
    I am proud that my father was named after you.
    I make sure we pay respect each & every time we are in Auckland War Memorial Museum.
    Public - Elise R - Direct descendant - 12 August 2017
  • I never go to meet you. Granddad said you were a good man and you will never be forgotten. From your brothers (percy) grandson
    Public - Luke - Other Relative - 24 April 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • 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 349 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2020George William JohnhamiltonDirect descendant
24 April 2019RachelAuckland, New Zealand Direct descendant
12 August 2017Elise RAucklandDirect descendant
24 April 2015LukeAKOther Relative

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