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Hugh Decimus Bridge

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Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 41), Page: 30 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 41), Page: 30 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh Decimus AWMM
  • Surname
    Bridge AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24332 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 January 1890 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.M. Bridge (wife), 282 Queen's Drive, Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 25 September 1916 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24332 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Hugh Bridge was the son of Herbert Bowen Bridge and Leonore Adele Bridge of Wellington. He was the husband of Joyce Miriam Bridge of Wellington.

      Grandson of Major Cyprian Bridge who was in command of the 58th Regiment when it arrived in Northland in 1845.

      Four brothers Cyprian Everard (25/72), Hugh Decimus (24332), Lance (8/2255) and Lionel Septimus (25/46) Bridge served in WW1, two died in service.

      Killed Sunday 25 November 1917 AWMM
    • This links to detailed information added in 1915 when 'Deci' was among those featured on Wellington City banners commemorating the start of WW1.
      http://wellington.govt.nz/events/past-major-events/ww100/lest-we-forget/wall-stories/hugh-bridge Public - Michael Hugh - Direct descendant - 24 April 2016 - http://wellington.govt.nz/events/past-major-events/ww100/lest-we-forget/wall-stories/hugh-bridge
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 November 1917 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XII. A. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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  • Deci was my mother's father and they never got to meet each other. My primary feeling is that his death, by sniper, was just one of thousands of tragically unnecessary deaths in a war of enormous waste. The 'Glorious Dead' legend on the cenotaph feels very inappropriate given what we know about it all now - Gallipoli, Passchendaele et al ... Nothing glorious about all that at all.
    Public - John Bowen - Direct descendant - 25 November 2017
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      41: 30 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
02 November 2020AllanRotoruaResearcher
25 November 2017John BowenWellingtonDirect descendant
21 November 2017MichaelAucklandDirect descendant
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