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Hugh O'Connor

Hazelburn War Memorial, South Canterbury (Photo Brian Davison, 2009) - No known copyright restrictions

Hazelburn War Memorial, South Canterbury (Photo Brian Davison, 2009) - No known copyright restrictio …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Connor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24215 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 October 1890 AWMM GeraldineCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Eugene O'Connor (father), Temuka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24215 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Sling Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 10 February 1916 AWMM Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • O'Connor left from England 28 August for France. After a month at army base camp at Etaples he joined the 1 Battalion, Canterbury Regiment near Flers. (Church, p.150)

    In the middle of October 1917 O'Connor caught dysentery and spent three weeks at the British Isolation Hospital at Bailleul. After several weeks his condition deteriorated and he developed empyema. He was transferred to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 12 December 1917. (Church, p.150)

    Franny Speedy, a nursing sister at Brockenhurst, writes in her diary '" A sad death in the Ward this morning, quite a young man O'Connor, came to us from France two or three weeks ago had had two or three complaints at the same time and has never made any headway. A very good patient and a general favorite in the Ward."' (Church, p.150) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    6 January 1917 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 3, Grave 9 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial plaque, St. Joseph's Church, Wilkin Street, Temuka. AWMM
    • Hazelburn War Memorial, South Canterbury AWMM

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20 March 2022DeniseNapierResearcher
03 December 2018JulianaAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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