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Henry Hugh Blackwell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    Blackwell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8417 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 July 1896 AWMM KaiapoiCanterbury AWMM
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  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Flying school, Auckland

    Commissioned Lieutenant 1 April 1918 AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    27 May 1975 AWMM
    Age 78 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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  • Henry Hugh Blackwell, known as Hugh, was our loved grandfather. He was a director of Blackwell's Department Store in Kaiapoi, North Canterbury, for 51 years. During the war years, his father Joseph Henry Blackwell and his mother, Margaret Leithead Blackwell served as mayor and mayoress of Kaiapoi. Hugh borrowed 100 pounds from his father to learn to fly at Walsh brothers' flying school, Mission Bay, Auckland. Once accepted for training in the Royal Flying Corps(RFC) this money was refunded. In the last months of the war he flew missions over the front line in France and Germany carrying an observer who photographed troop movements. The photos were developed upon landing and used to inform strategic movements of troops. In 1922 Hugh married Jean Kathleen Caughey of Auckland known as Molly. They settled in Kaiapoi and had three children, Shirley, David and Helen.
    Public - Rosemary - Other Relative - 29 March 2015

Sources

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    Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM