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Hugh Townshend Boscawen

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917. - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh Townshend AWMM
  • Surname
    Boscawen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Hugh Townsend Boscawen AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 7275 AWMM
    • WWI 13/11 AWMM
    • WWI 5/11A AWMM
    • WWI 5/11A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 1882 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
    • 26 June 1882 Noel Smith Research Project
    • 2 January 1883 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • South African Pre 1902 AWMM Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Pre 14 August 1914 AWMM Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Kathleen Boscawen (wife), C/o Mrs R. Crowe, Auckland Education Board, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
      Married, 1 child AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal with oak leaf AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
      MiD. London Gazette, 1 June 1917, p5429, Rec No 672: [France] This officer has on many occassions done most valuable work in the trenches and has shown a fine example to his men under fire by his coolness, and under most trying circumstances by his cheerful example he has kept to his men under perfect control. On 22nd February 1917 during a raid over our trenches he volunteered to remain in the front line after the sap had been cleared of men and thus maintained telephone communication with Battalion Headquaters and although subjected to heavy shellfire kept Battalion Headquaters advised of the conditions at the front. Locality: - Sector east of Armentieres. AWMM

Training and 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
      5 foot 7 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      False teeth AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      May 1915 tonsilitis AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded, September 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded July 1917 AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Colonel John Hugh and Katherine Conway-Hughes Boscawen; husband of Kathleen Boscawen, of Northboro' Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Served in South Africa 153 days

    Applied for the Permanent Force 1910

    Promoted to Lieutenant March 1916

    Promoted Captain June 1917

    Listed incorrectly at Archives New Zealand for the South Africa as Hugh Townsend Boscawen (December 2011). Hugh Boscawen's Regimental Number is 13/11, Auckland Mounted Rifles , on the embarkation roll. The number changes to 5/11A when transferred to Divisional Train February 1915. CWGC use the number 5/11A AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    • 4 October 1917 AWMM
      Age 38 AWMM
      YpresBelgium AWMM
    • 4 October 1917 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 36 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM IV. E.20 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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