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Douglas Mark Hatherly

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D. Mark Hatherly

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Mark AWMM
  • Surname
    Hatherly AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7714 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 November 1916 AWMM MartonRangitikei AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 233 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr F. H. Hatherly, Main North Road, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7714 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Linda and father of Ann Hatherly.

    Lieutenant D. M. Hatherly, MM; Tangiwai; born Marton, 16 Nov 1916; student; three times wounded. (Source: Kay, R. 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. p.292.)

    'The crew of a nearby anti-tank gun were killed or wounded, and three stretcher-bearers who set out from an ambulance towards them received a direct hit by a shell and left practically no trace. The machine-gunners also suffered casualties. Corporal Paterson was killed and Lance-Corporal Bertinshaw wounded. Lance-Sergeant Hatherly, leaving his trench to attend to Bertinshaw, ran to the ambulance, some 200 yards away, returned with stretcher-bearers, and despite the shellfire, mostly airbursts, evacuated the wounded man. Hatherly, who was slightly wounded, stayed with his platoon. He was awarded the MM.' (Source: Kay, R. 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. p. 292.)

    Douglas became a farmer at Tangiwai after the war and moved to the Bay of Islands once he retired. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    7 December 1996 AWMM
    Age 80 AWMM
    KerikeriBay of Islands AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Paihia Cemetery, Paihia, Bay of Islands AWMM RSA Ash Berms, Block A, Plot 15 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 10 November 1996 AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
    'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East.' (London Gazette, 4 February 1943, p.637.). Military Medal.
    http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35889/supplements/637
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 77 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.91, 97, 104, 106, 292, 345, 348. AWMM

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