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Full Name
George Ashby
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
George
Surname
Ashby
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39295
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Miss Sophie Ashby (sister), Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Military District
Kaikohe
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 2
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 10
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
England
Date of Death
4 November 1940
Age at Death
27
Year of Death
1940
Cemetery Name
Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England
Grave Reference
2. E. 9.
Memorial Name
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Paihia War Memorial Hall, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Roll of Honour, Paihia War Memorial Hall, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
George Ashby was the son of William and Wharepouri Ashby, of Oromahoe
Description of Image
  • Paihia War Memorial Hall (photo J. Halpin November 2010)
  • Paihia War Memorial Hall, Roll of Honour (photo J. Halpin November 2010)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940)
  • CommonwealthWar Graves Commission URL http://www.cwgc.org
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.

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