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John Turnbull Murray Hayhurst


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  • Forenames
    John Turnbull Murray AWMM
  • Surname
    Hayhurst AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    N/N AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • 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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  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa GeraldineCanterbury Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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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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Biographical information

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    A shocking fatality occurred on Friday near Temaru. Colonel J M T Hayhursl and Mr. R. W. Martin were motoring into Temaru. At Waslityke, they collided with a motor cyclist named Pat O Connor who was going out from Timaru through both trying to avoid running into a boy who was on the road. The car was overturned, and Colonel Hayhurst was thrown out and killed instantly. Mr. Martin, who was pinned under the car, was severely injured. The motor cyclist was found among the wreckage in an unconscious state.

    Colonel Hayhurst is a prominent Southi Canterbury farmer and a commercial man. He saw active service in the Boer war with the New Zealand second contingent. His two sons have joined the New
    Zealand force for the present war.

    (The two sons identified as 22, 190,Gilbert Clarence HAYHURST, and 11/1781, Henry Holman HAYHURST - both listed their mother Amelia at Temaru as next of kin. Check alternate Cenotaph entries) Public - Brian - Researcher - 10 June 2016 - Death : The Age (Melbourne) : (man Past and Present references)
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About death

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  • Death
    14 August 1914 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 57 AWMM
  • Date of death
    15 August, 1914 Public - Brian - Researcher - 10 June 2016 - The Age (Melbourne)
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Temaru, New ealand Public - Brian - Researcher - 10 June 2016 - The Age (Melbourne)
  • Cause of death
    Motor accident Public - Brian - Researcher - 10 June 2016 - The Age (Melbourne)
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Temuka Cemetery AWMM
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10 June 2016BrianMelbourne, AustraliaResearcher

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