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Robert Gordon Hutton

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Hutton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob AWMM
  • Service number
    19568 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 March 1915 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 4 July 1941 AWMM Livingstone, 12C RD, North Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Ina Walley Hutton (wife), Livingstone, 12C RD, North Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 September 1941 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    El Alamein AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    19568 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 4 July 1941 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Farmer/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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 foot 3 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Alexandria Hospital AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      No. 1 General Hospital, Helwyn AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Dunedin Hospital AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Oamaru Hospital, discharged 9 March 1944. AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • His wife wrote 'On 23 October 1942, Bob was wounded at El Alamein when one of our own 25 pounders fell short and a piece of shrapnel hit him in the left thigh. Leg was almost cut off, as shrapnel lodged on inside of leg. The shrapnel was sent home with him. He arrived in Dunedin Hospital on 6 February 1943 , having come from Egypt on the hospital ship 'Oranje' which landed at Wellington. He then went straight to Dunedin Hospital, where he remained until July, having had two big operations while there. He went home for two days and then was admitted to Oamaru Hospital for twelve weeks. This went on for seven years before they got the leg cleared up. We bought a sheep farm and also built the Dansey Pass Holiday Camp after that. His leg was always stiff. I have kept his telegrams, diaries and other information.' AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    26 September 1990 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Oamaru Lawn Cemetery, Roxby Street, Oamaru, Waitaki District, New Zealand AWMM Block 53, Plot 14 AWMM
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  • External links
    Waitaki District Council (Oamaru) cemetery records
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 5: WW2 105 AWMM
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