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Allan Adolphus Veale

Portrait of Lieutenant A.A. Veale, of Cambridge, killed in action. Auckland Weekly News, 28 March 1918. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19180328-37-6. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Lieutenant A.A. Veale, of Cambridge, killed in action. Auckland Weekly News, 28 March 19 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Allan Adolphus AWMM
  • Surname
    Veale AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 1/795 AWMM
    • WWI 6/2475 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Y.M.C.A., Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Veale (father), Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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    WW1 AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Veale

    Served with the Samoan Expeditionary Force in 1914, and then left for Suez, Egypt with the 5th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, on 13 June 1915.

    "On January 22, killed in action. Lieutenant Allan A. Veale, of R.F.C., Imperial Forces, only son of William and M. Veale, Hamilton Road, Cambridge; aged 24 years and 6 months." (New Zealand Herald, 2 February 1918, p. 1) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    22 January 1918 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France AWMM III. F. 48. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 2 February 1918, p. 1 AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • To the memory of 2nd Lt Allan Adolphus VEALE 3rd Auckland Rgt,Wellington Rgt NZEF, 19 Squadron RFC Died January 22,1918 aged 24yrs Buried in Billeul Communal Cemetery extension, Nord, France #III.F.48 Whilst flying a Sopworth Dolphin C3826 - dived into the ground when wings "folded up" on completing a loop at 1035 near the Abeele-Watou road by the Belgian border, about km NE of the base (19 Squadron, Royal Flying Corp stationed at Ste-Marie-Cappel,France - 11th Army Wing,2nd Brigade) Awarded the British War Medal, Victory Medal,1914-1915 Star with clasp "Britain" Allan served in Samoa, Egypt, Dardanelles,France. "Lest We Forget"
    Public - Daniel James - Direct descendant - 8 January 2016



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 744 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008)., Vol 1, p. 47 AWMM
    • Smith, S.J. (1924). The Samoa (N.Z.) Expeditionary Force 1914-1915. Wellington, N.Z.: Ferguson & Osborn. AWMM
      Smith, S.J., 1924, The Samoa (N.Z.) Expeditionary Force, 1914-1915: An account based on official records of the Seizure and Occupation by New Zealand of the German Islands of Western Samoa, Ferguson & Osborn, Wellington, p. 160. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 2 February 1918, p. 1 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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08 January 2016Daniel JamesWhangarei, New ZealandDirect descendant

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