Private

George Percy Ginders

Conflict: 
WW1
Additional Information: 

Son of Thomas and Annie Ginders, of Pear Tree Lake, Batterley, Crewe, England.

References:
  • CWGC
  • Archives New Zealand
NZ WAR GRAVES

Biographical Notes:

George Ginders left New Zealand in July 1917  for Sling Camp in the UK, where he spent a month before embarking for France and Etaples Camp. He became ill shortly after leaving Etaples and was admitted to hospital, eventiually being evacuated through Abbeville to the NZ hospital at  Brockenhurst, where he died from meningitis.

A new plaque was fitted to Ginder's grave in 2019. The old "kerbstone" around the family plot had fallen off in the 1980's and the church had refused access to the CWGC to repair the grave. On our instigation, the CWGC revisited the church and replaced his inscription. His brother. Joseph. was killed at Gallipoli ( Chanuk Bair NZ Memorial) and is also inscribed on the family grave.

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Personal Tributes:

Casualty

Service Number: 
51716
Name:
George Percy Ginders
Rank: 
Private
Date of Birth:
Not known
Next of Kin: 
H.S. Ginders (brother), The Peaks, Medburg, Canterbury, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Occupation on Enlistment:
Farmer
Unit:
NZEF, Canterbury Regiment

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Died of meningitis
Date of Death:
15 March 1918
Day of Death:
Friday
Age at Death: 
28
Conflict: 
WW1

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Place:
Wellington, New Zealand
Embarkment Date:
16 July 1917
Transport:
HMNZT 88
Vessel:
Athenic
Destination:
Liverpool, England

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
In the south part.
Cemetery Location: 
United Kingdom
George Percy Ginders
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