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George Mitchell

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel George Mitchell, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 3 / F1201 1. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel George Mitchell, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 3 / F1201 1. Image …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George AWMM
  • Surname
    Mitchell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • South African 160 AWMM
    • South African 5873 AWMM
    • WWI 8/1173 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 April 1877 AWMM BalcluthaOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • South African Pre 1901 AWMM Balclutha, New Zealand AWMM
    • South African Pre 1902 AWMM Balclutha, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Pre 21 October 1914 AWMM The Retreat, Waikawa, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs A.M. Mitchell (wife), The Retreat, Waikawa, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 21 October 1899 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 8 February 1902 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Married AWMM
      Married, 4 children 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
    Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
    Wounded twice during World War I AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Alice Mary nee Bain.

    After serving with the 1st Contingent of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles in South Africa, Mitchell returned to New Zealand and re-enlisted for a second tour of duty, emabraking for South Africa with the 8th Contingent as Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant (RQMS).

    He joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in 1914 with the rank of Major.

    Promoted to Lt Colonel on 15 March 1917.

    Appointed Commanding Officer (CO) of 3 Otago (Reserve) Battalion, New Zealand Entrenching Group, New Zealand Base Depot.

    Served as a Minister of Parliament (MP) for New Zealand after the war.

    Service number 5873 8th Contingent AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    16 March 1939 AWMM
    Age 62 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM CH ENG2, Plot 316 G AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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