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Full Name: Gerald Aubrey Whitcombe
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): Gerald Aubrey
Surname: Whitcombe
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 13/750
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Trooper
Next of Kin: Joe Whitcombe, Kawhai, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Moeatoa, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: 2nd Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Auckland Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 14 December 1914
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 771
Last Unit Served: Auckland Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death: 8 August 1915
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name:
  • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Memorial Reference: Panel 3
Biographical Notes: Brother of Mr. H. G. Whitcombe, of Maratopa, Te Kuiti.
Description of Image: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Wheeler, N. - White, A. (photo J Halpin 2010)
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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