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Robert Arthur Hislop

Gravesite of Sapper Robert Arthur Hislop (No number), Waikumete Cemetery. Image kindly provided by Hugh Grenfell (April 2016). © Auckland Museum CC BY.

Gravesite of Sapper Robert Arthur Hislop (No number), Waikumete Cemetery. Image kindly provided by H …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Hislop AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 April 1893 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    • WW1/Territorial Military Service
      North Island Railway Battalion AWMM
    • WW1 Sapper AWMM
      2nd Embarkation AWMM

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
    • 13 August 1914 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Suffered serious injuries after falling from a railway bridge whilst guarding the Parnell, Auckland railway bridge AWMM
    • Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Robert Hislop served with the New Zealand Territorial Forces, was mobilsed for service at Vital Points and had only just moved from Darfield to Auckland. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    19 August 1914 Crawford, J. (2014)
    Auckland HospitalAuckland Crawford, J. (2014)
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Anglican Block F, Row 7, Grave 56 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    • Formally recognised in August 2014 as a war casualty and entered on the New Zealand and Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s official rolls of honour. AWMM
    • 13th August 2014: Robert is recognised as the first fatal casualty suffered by the New Zealand Armed Forces in the First World War Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 8 July 2015 - Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating, the Chief of Defence Force media release;
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland Railway Station, Te Taou Crescent, Auckland 1010. AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Hall of Memories I AWMM

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22 October 2017SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
08 July 2015SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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