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Hugh Sherson

Detail headstone, Hugh Sherson (66031), Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland (photo Sarndra Lees 2013) - Image has All Rights Reserved.

Detail headstone, Hugh Sherson (66031), Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland (photo Sarndra Lees 2013) - Ima …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    Sherson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 66031 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1897 AWMM AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Alice Mary Sherson (mother), 14 Hayden Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2 May 1918 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 66031 AWMM
  • 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Stationer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Fatally injured in a motor bus accident AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Second son of Alice Mary Sherson (nee Lendrum) and Edward Sherson (27812).

    "Mr Hugh Sherson was born in Auckland, and was educated at the Beresford Street School and the Auckland Grammar School. He went to the front in 1918 as a gunner in the 9th Battery, New Zealand Field Artillery. On his return after the armistice he undertook traffic inspector's duties for the City Council. Deceased's father, Major Edward Sherson, a well-known Auckland officer, left for the front in 1916, in command of the 20th served with the Second Battalion, Auckland Infantry, and was killed at Crevecoeur in October, 1918. Before the war he was a lieut.-colonel in the Field Artillery, The eldest son served with the artillery in France, and is now a purser on the Paloona."

    Death notice: "Sherson.— On the 5th June, accidentally killed in Khyber Pass Road, Hugh Sherson, second son of Mrs. A. M. Sherson, and the late Lieut.-Colonel E. Sherson, of 14, Haydn Street; aged 24 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, 14, Haydn Street, on Sunday, inst., at 2 p.m."

    Father, Edward Sherson (27812) kia and sons Eric Gordon Sherson (17229); Hugh Sherson (66031) served in WW1. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    8 June 1921 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Anglican Division G Row 3, Plot 34 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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