George Cade was born at Hawera, Taranaki, in 1909. In 1928, Cade joined the New Zealand Army, and in 1940 left New Zealand with the first echelons. He saw action in Greece and Crete in 1941, as well as serving in North Africa between 1941-43.
During the Battle for Egypt in 1942, Cade was awarded the DSO for gallantry in action.Following his return to New Zealand, Cade filled a number of positions in the Post War New Zealand army. Cade retired from the army in 1964, after 36 years as a regular soldier. His last rank was Lieutenant-Colonel. He passed away in 1987 and was buried at Purewa in September 1987.
Died 26 September 1987
aged 78 Years
Block L Row 0 Plot 12