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Norman Hugh Hanna



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Norman Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    Hanna AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 1/18/915 AWMM
    • 800548 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 March 1888 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Arney Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jean Kathleen Hanna (wife), 11 Arney Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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 8.25 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Laura Beatrice and Thomas Henry Hanna

    Brother of twins Enid Dupere (Jill) Hanna (wife of Leo Campion (25806) and Launcelot Crawford (Jack) Hanna, they were nicknamed Jack and Jill; and Philip Roderick McRae Hanna (4/509)

    2nd Lieutenant 15th (North Auckland ) Regiment 3 April 1912

    Transferred to 3rd (Auckland) Regiment as a Lieutenant 7 December 1912

    Rank of Captain gazetted 13 July 1917

    Transferred to the Reserve of Officers 20 August 1921

    New Zealand Territorial Service Medal received 20 May 1922

    Granted temporary rank of Lieutenant and posted to 1st Battalion National Military Reserve 21 February 1941

    Marched in to course Army Staff College, Palmerston North 10 January 1942; marched out 18 January 1942.

    February 1942 appointed temporary Captain

    May 1942 marched in from 4 Auckland for suites as Staff Captain

    May 1942 seconded for duties with Vth Fort Group, Avondale

    Appointed GSO III, District Headquarters, Auckland 18 May 1942

    31 December 1943 Tirrie Force GTD posted to 4th Battalion Auckland Regiment with seniority from 1 February 1942 and remains

    1944 a few days sick leave taken

    14 October 1944 returns to unit for transfer to Reserve of Officers; pending posting noted 28 October 1944

    20 July 1942 service number changed from 1/18/915 to 800548. Listed as Reserve WW1 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 November 1978 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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