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Arthur Harry Neale Hammond

Mr Hammond in uniform, smoking taken while he was serving for New Zealand in World War II - This image may be subject to copyright

Mr Hammond in uniform, smoking taken while he was serving for New Zealand in World War II - This ima …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Harry Neale AWMM
  • Surname
    Hammond AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Wally Hammond AWMM
  • Service number
    38525 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 April 1901 AWMM HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 25 June 1940 AWMM Wolseley Street, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M Hammond (wife), 105 Union Street, Hawera, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 February 1941 AWMM Divorced AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    38525 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials. 3 years with the Hawkes Bay Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentham Military Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 25 June 1940 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    Motorcar salesman/Civilian AWMM
    HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to Bombay Hospital AWMM
    • Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
      Pneumonia cerebrovascular accident AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Recorded as 37 years at enlistment but was actually 2 years older

    1 February 1941. The Third Section of the 4th Reinforcements of 2 NZEF (181 officers and 3559 other ranks) embarked at Wellington for Egypt in Nieuw Amsterdam.This contingent included 8 Field Company, 18 Army Troops Company, 21 Mechanical Equipment Company, 36 Survey Battery and 3 General Hospital. From 'CHRONOLOGY New Zealand in the War 1939-1946' compiled by Robin Kay, 1968. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    17 August 1980 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Ashes scattered in the rose garden AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Auckland Herald AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.193 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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