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Gilbert Hirst

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Nominal Roll Vol 4 (Roll 82), Page: 20 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 4 (Roll 82), Page: 20 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gilbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Hirst AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 70823 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 May 1897 Public source YorkshireEngland Public source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Hirst (father), North Road, Kaiapoi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 70823 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Grocery assistant/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He emigrated to New Zealand with his family in 1913.

    He started work as a Grocers Assistant in Kaiapoi.

    He entered the Army in 1918 and went to England but did not go into action as the Armistice was signed shortly after he arrived in England.

    On his return to Kaiapoi went back to his old job and eventually bought his own store.

    He was Gold Star member of the NZRSA which was awarded for his long service to the RSA in New Zealand.

    He retired around 1962, he was cremated and his ashes are spread at the base of a tree in the Community Services Court in the grounds of the Johns Road Crematorium in Christchurch.(Recollections by his son,2016) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 April 1975 Public source
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      82: 20 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM

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