Albert George SQUINOBAL (SQUINABAL)

Full Name Albert George SQUINOBAL (SQUINABAL)
Serial No. 13/2921
Rank Trooper
Status/Occupation -- / Farmer
Body 9th Reinforcement, NZEF
Unit A Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles
Last Address --
Next of Kin Stephen Earl (Uncle), Katikati, Bay of Plenty
WW1 Medal Entitlement British War Medal 1914-19
Victory Medal
Embarked Embarked 8th January 1916 aboard HMNZT 37 (ss Maunganui) and disembarked 8th February 1916 at Port Suez or aboard HMNZT 38 (ss Tahiti) and disembarked 7th February 1916 at Port Suez or aboard HMNZT 39 (ss Warrimoo) and disembarked 9th February 1916 at Port Suez.  (NB unable to ascertain which companies were transported in which troopship).
Casualty List Book Vi, Page 430
Auckland Mounted Rifles Killed in Action Non-commissioned Officers and Men
"13/2931 Trooper Squinobal, A.G. Date Reported 6th October 1916; Casualty List No 422/1; Force 9th Reinforcement"
Roll of Honour 13/2921 Pte. Squinobal, Albert George C.I.R. Killed in Action, France, 21 September 1916.
Commemorative Information
Memorial Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Somme, France
Location Longueval is a village approximately 13 kilometres east of Albert and 10 kilometres south of Bapaume. The Memorial is situated on a terrace in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, which lies a short distance west of Longueval, on the south side of the road to Contalmaison. Commemorating those officers and men of the New Zealand Division who fell in the Battles of the Somme, 1916, and whose graves are not known, the Memorial takes the form of a screen wall behind the Great War Stone, with sheltered seats at either end, and consists of eleven panels of Portland stone. On ten of the panels are inscribed, in alphabetical order under their Regiments and ranks, the names of over 1200 soldiers of the New Zealand Division; and on the centre panel are carved the New Zealand fern leaf badge and the following words:

HERE ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN OF NEW ZEALAND WHO FELL IN THE BATTLES OF THE SOMME, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER, 1916 AND WHOSE GRAVES ARE KNOWN ONLY TO GOD.