condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Jack Arthur Charles Gabolinsky



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack Arthur Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Gabolinsky AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    John Gabolinski AWMM
  • Service number
    2832 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    18 October 1918 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM c/o Cashmore Bros., Putaruru, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H. Gabolinsky (mother), Kohukohu, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2832 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›


Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded 26 March 1943 after assuming command of 16 Platoon after its commander, 2nd Lt. WP Cater, was killed in action. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded again, details unknown. AWMM
    • Murdered, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Gabolinsky was murdered in his bed, along with his wife by William Giovanni Silveo Fiori on 18 December 1951. They were survived by their infant son Hartley. Fiori reportedly was after the 1,163 pound payroll cheque Gabolinsky had withdrawn from the bank in order to pay his workers at the Minginui mill in the Ureweras the following day. By the time Fiori was caught 24 hours later, he had already spent most of the money. Fiori was hanged for the murder on 13 March 1952, becoming the first person to be hanged in New Zealand since the election of the Labour Government in 1935. AWMM
Read more


About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    18 December 1951 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    RotoruaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    Murdered AWMM
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Jack Arthur Charles Gabolinsky by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Jack Arthur Charles Gabolinsky

Leave a note

Contribute ›



Contribute ›
  • External links
  • References
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • 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 63 AWMM

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons LicenseOnline Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.