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Herbert Bowen Hamlin


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert Bowen AWMM
  • Surname
    Hamlin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    PanmureAuckland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 28 October 1914 AWMM 10 Wroxton Terrace, Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Mary Jane Bowen Hamlin, Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 28 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
    Served as Lt, 25th Light Horse Regiment, Western Australia; still serving at time of AIF enlistment. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      Distinguished Service Order - 'At Gisr Benat Yakub, on the 27th September, 1918, after forcing the ford, he led his squadron in the face of heavy fire, and charged against the enemy's position, which he captured after a severe melee. He displayed great courage and dash, and throughout set a magnificent example to his command. Fifty enemy, with three machine guns and two field guns, were captured.' - 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10- 29/01/1920 AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
      Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No 31938 (11 June 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 72 (2 September 1920). AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    30 May 1919 {Age 33} AWMMDied of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Pericarditis AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    30 May 1919 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 33 AWMM
    EgyptNorth Africa Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 28), Egypt AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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