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John Hutchin

Portrait of Gunner John Hutchin, Auckland Weekly News, 2 December 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19421202-22-20. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Gunner John Hutchin, Auckland Weekly News, 2 December 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Hutchin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 61706 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1917 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 6 May 2023 -
  • Place of birth
    NZ Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 6 May 2023 -
  • Birth notes
    Son of John Davies Hutchin and of Margaret Flora Hutchin (nee McLean), of Christchurch Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 6 May 2023 -
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 61706 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.173 Clerk 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.173
    WhakataneEastern Bay of Plenty 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.173
  • 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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Hutchin was the son of John Davies Hutchin and of Margaret Flora Hutchin (nee McLean), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    7 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM XIII. E. 23. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Gunner John Hutchin, reported in the above list as having died of wounds, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hutchin, Gisborne, was one of the first in Gisborne to enlist on the outbreak of war, but at that time he failed to Pass the medical board. After a transfer to Whakatane in the Native Department he enlisted once more, and left New Zealand in April, 1940, for .the Middle East.
    Upon completing his education at Wellington College, Gunner Hutchin joined the staff of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Limited, before taking a position with the Native Department. Prior to the war, he was a member of Old Boys B junior Rugby team which was so successful for some years. He also joined the Gisborne Rowing Club, and was in the crew which won the President’s Fours two years in succession. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 6 May 2023 - Papers Past
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.173 AWMM


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07 May 2023Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher

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