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George Woodward Hovell

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  • Service number
    16/556 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    New Zealand Maori Contingent AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
    • Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military record
  • Forenames
    George Woodward AWMM
  • Surname
    Hovell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    16/556 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    • 28 January 1895 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military record
    • Note: headstone states 18 years old but declared aged on military personnel files is 20 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 7 May 2016 - .
  • Place of birth
    Coromandel, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Charles Woodward and Mary Hovell, of Coromandel Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Clerk AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    C.W. Hovell, J.P., Kennedy's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 Feb 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Egyptian - Gallipoli Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Force
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    16/556 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Jan 1915-Oct 1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military Record
    • 6th Hauraki Regiment. Left to join Maori Contingent Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 7 May 2016 - Military personnel file; Archives New Zealand; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE13325117
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal
    Plaque & Scroll # 506194 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
      Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • 28 Jan 1915 at Avondale Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    • 20yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 February 2016 - Military Record

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 14 Feb 1915-26 March 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 20 AWMM
    Vessel was Warrimoo AWMM
    Private AWMM
    A Company AWMM
    1st Maori Contingent AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    New Zealand Maori Contingent AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Charles W and Mary Hovell of Coromandel AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    18 AWMM
  • Date of death
    20 October 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
  • Death notes
    United Kingdom to Gallipoli AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery, London, England AWMM
  • Grave reference
    52. 33511 D. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Coromandel Roll of Honour 1914-1918 AWMM
    • Kennedy Bay, Rakairoa Marae Memorial Public - Stephen Richard - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - The memorial is at the Marae, unveiled 11 November 2015, in memory of those from the Bay who served in WW1.
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • He was my Great Uncle. My Grandmother was his youngest sister. His brother Richard and sister Emma (my grandmother) both named their first sons after him (George). My brother has the name George, nephew and now great nephew.
    Public - Stuart - 26 April 2016

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
07 May 2016SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
26 April 2016StuartMatangi, RD HamiltonOther
25 April 2015Stephen RichardKaitaia, New ZealandOther Relative