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Francis Rudolph Hotop


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Rudolph AWMM
  • Surname
    Hotop AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 3/1657 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 December 1877 Military Personnel file QueenstownOtago Military Personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 29 November 1915 Military Personnel file Medical practitioner Military Personnel file
    OtagoNew Zealand Military Personnel file
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    WW1/Territorial Military Service Captain/Military Military Personnel file

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Captain Hotop's "father was born in Germany but left there when 14 years old, and was naturalised in Australia in 1866. He then came to New Zealand and was naturalised there on the 21st May 1870. Captain Hotop's mother is Irish. Captain was born in New Zealand, educated in Dunedin and has been to England to further his studies. He does not write or speak German. His wife is an English lady. He has done real good service in Camp for a year and is most capable and valuable Medical Officer. There is no question of his loyalty. I would be very sorry to lose his services from camp." R.S.F. Henderson, Surgeon General, Director General Medical Services. This letter, found in his Military Personnel file, had been sent to the Women's Anti-German League.

    Did not embark with the 13th Reinforcements.

    N.Z. Truth (25 November 1917). "Claim against the government: It is understood that Private H.H. Thompson, who was recently sentenced to 112 days' detentino for making reflectsion on Capt. Hotop, at Featherston Camp, contemplates instituting proceedings against the Government, claiming £2000 damages. Various grounds for action have been stated." AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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