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Full Name: John William Hunter Gale
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): John William Hunter
Surname: Gale
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 16604
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Shop assistant
Next of Kin: Mrs M. Gale (mother), 203 Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 203 Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 124
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Lost at sea off Tobruk, lost in HMS Chakdina
Date of Death: 5 December 1941
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1941
Memorial Name: Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference: Column 102.
Biographical Notes: John Gale was the son of Joseph Hopkinson Gale and Benjamina Gale, of Linwood, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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